On 20th April, 1902, Marie & Pierre Curie isolated the element radium for the first time. Marie Curie has become an icon for female scientists all over the world. Marie Curie would be a wonderful theme to explore with children. [Image from Daily Telegraph]
Jane Goodall is a famous scientist who lived and worked with chimpanzees and she was born on 3rd April 1934. The Jane Goodall Institute says that in July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is today Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She was [...]
[From ScienceKids.co.nz] Galileo Galilei was an Italian scientist who helped open the eyes of the world to a new way of thinking about the workings of our solar system and astronomy in general. Galileo was a ground breaking astronomer, physicist, mathematician, philosopher and inventor. Among his inventions were telescopes, a compass and a thermometer. [image from: http://eminem-friant.blogspot.com/]
From Sciencekids.co.nz: Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous scientists of modern times. Despite his challenging physical impairments, he has contributed much to the world of science, helping spread his ideas to the general public with the release of accessible books such as ‘A Brief History of Time’. Helped by the success of his book ‘A [...]
Marie Curie was born on 7th November 1867. She is credited with the discovery of the element radium. According to www.aip.org/, it opened the door to deep changes in the way scientists think about matter and energy. She also led the way to a new era for medical knowledge and the treatment of diseases. Not only [...]
A very good, in-depth article about the life of Galileo the famous scientist, inventor and astronomer.
From the site: The Galileo Project is a source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Our aim is to provide hypertextual information about Galileo and the science of his time to viewers of all ages and levels of expertise. What you read and see here is a beginning — we will continue to add and update information as it becomes available. We solicit contributions from our colleagues in the history of science and comments on how we can improve the project from everyone, particularly suggestions on how to make this tool more useful in primary and secondary education.
Steven Hawking and his daughter Lucy have written a children’s book. This is an article about it.
Interesting fact file about Steven Hawking, the famous scientist