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Famous Scientists {Homeschool Science Tip from Elemental Science}

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Homeschool Science Tip of the Month - Take time to learn about a famous scientist.

Gregor Mendel and his peas. Marie Curie and her discovery of new elements. Galen and a new way of looking at the human body. Rosalind Franklin and her ideas about DNA.

These men and woman and so many more have shaped what we know about science today. And there is value in teaching our students about their contributions. 

So this month, I want to encourage you to take time to learn about one of the many famous scientists and their contributions.

To help you do that, here is a look at how you could share about Gregor Mendel with your students:

  • Step 1: Read about Gregor Mendel from the book Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe.
  • Step 2: Create a timeline of Gregor Mendel's life.
  • Step 3: Discuss Gregor Mendel's contributions to science.
  • (Optional) Step 4: Write a short report or create a presentation about Gregor Mendel.

It's really that simple! And to make it even easier for you, here is a set of free notebooking pages to use as you study Gregor Mendel:

Want a few more tips to help you learn about famous scientists?

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