Women in Science Resources for Middle Schoolers

Throughout history, women have made significant contributions to the field of science. Despite facing discrimination and obstacles, these women have broken down barriers and paved the way for future generations of female scientists. March is Women’s History Month and what better time to celebrate the women who have made science history! Rosalind Franklin Rosalind FranklinContinue reading “Women in Science Resources for Middle Schoolers”

Learning about Women in Science

Why do we teach about women in science? March is women’s history month and March 8th is International Women’s Day. The purpose of both is to reflect and learn about the often overlooked contributions of women to American history. In my science class, I like to make March women in science history month in myContinue reading “Learning about Women in Science”

Women in Science – Rachel Carson

March is Women in History Month, and Rachel Carson was certainly an impactful woman in history as well as in science. Her book Silent Spring brought awareness of environmental issues to the masses and laid the groundwork for the modern environmental movement. Silent Spring was written in 1962. It warned people of the dangers of chemical pesticides,Continue reading “Women in Science – Rachel Carson”

Women in Science – Rosalind Franklin

Since March is Women in History month, let’s celebrate some women in science. Rosalind Franklin was an English chemist who worked with x-ray crystallography to lay the foundation of Watson and Crick’s knowledge of the structure of DNA. In the early 1950s, Franklin worked with Maurice Wilkins on x-ray crystallography at King’s College. X-ray crystallographyContinue reading “Women in Science – Rosalind Franklin”