Introduce your upper elementary and middle school students to women in science with these Famous Female Biographies. These science reading comprehension passages and questions are the perfect way to connect science, social studies and reading. These high interest, non-fiction passages give your 3rd through 7th grade students the opportunity to connect science, social studies, and language arts while also focusing on reading comprehension and summarization.
These Women in STEM Biographies Science Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions are perfect to use any time of the year. Use as part of an scientist of the month activity, science or social studies history unit, morning work, ELA or science center, or print each page to put together in a famous inventors biography book for each student. Use this set as a no prep printable resource. With 28 articles in this set, you will have science reading comprehension passages and questions to last you the entire year.
The Females in Science Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions set includes:
- 28 Non-fiction Articles or Women in Science Biographies
- 28 Question Pages (one for each woman)
- 2 Versions (1 that has the article full page with a separate page of questions and 1 that has the article and questions on name page)
The following people are included in this set:
- Ada Bryon Lovelace
- Alice Ball
- Annie Easley
- Betty Holberton
- Chien-Shiung Wu
- Diana Trujillo
- Evelyn Boyd Granville
- Grace Hopper
- Hayat Sindi
- Hedy Lamarr
- Julia Bowman Robinson
- Katherine Johnson
- Elise Meitner
- Mae Jemison
- Maggie Gee
- Margaret Hamilton
- Margaret Mead
- Marie Curie
- Martine Rothblatt
- Mary Sherman Morgan
- Rachel Carson
- Rosalind Franklin
- Sally Ride
- Sau Lan Wu
- Shirley Ann Jackson
- Vera Rubin
- Wang Zhenyi
Pair these biographies with the matching bulletin board set!
Spark a love of science with these high interest, science based reading passages. A great way to meet multiple standards with one activity.
Ways to implement:
- Woman’s History Month: Read one article a day throughout the month. Display the bulletin board set, too!
- Woman of the Month: Create a place in your classroom (bulletin board, wall, door, etc.) to display the woman scientist of the month. Students can read the information on the female and complete one of the info sheets provided in this resource. There can be designated time for this, such as morning work or when students finish classwork early.
- ELA or Science Workstation: Students can read about each scientist, discuss with teams, then complete the information sheets provided.
- Articles can be printed and put together as a book, displayed around the classroom, or put in small groups for station activities!
- Encourage students to ask questions about the scientists and later research them. This will increase a love for science in students, while allowing the students to think critically about the text.
Whatever you choose, students will LOVE learning about famous woman scientists! 🙂
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