Living Memorials to Spectacular Scientists, Engineers, and Mathematicians

Ted Miracle, Science, Devonshire ES

Curriculum Units (pdf)


This curriculum unit is designed to offer upper elementary students the opportunity to read, research, and complete a poster project as well as design a memorial to a noted scientist, mathematician, or engineer. I will collaborate with third grade teachers in this curriculum unit because biographies are a major literacy focus in third grade. The unit is appropriate for fourth and fifth grade as well. Care will be taken to include scientists, mathematicians, and engineers from a wide variety of backgrounds in order to highlight scientific contributions from a broad cross-section of American society including female and minority scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. This is particularly important at Devonshire Elementary because of the demographics of the school.