- Students will use vocabulary related to radioactive elements.
- Students will learn uses of new materials that scientists have developed.
- Students will learn about Marie Curie's important discoveries in physics.
- Introduce key vocabulary: compound, element, energy, mineral, physicist, radiation, radioactivity.
- Have students visit Factmonster.com and NobelPrize.org webpages about Marie Curie. Complete the worksheet using the information found at these websites.
- Have students work individually or with partners.
- Set up a time when students can share their information and stories.
- Use students worksheets and discussion contributions to assess their understanding of Marie Curie and her important discoveries.
- Find a variety of assessment techniques to use with this lesson.
- Read and complete activities about other women in STEM fields.
- Explore ) where they will learn about radiation and radiation protection. This site is easy to navigate and provides a wealth of information. Before they leave the site, encourage students to do one or more of the following: take a quiz, calculate their annual dose of radiation, complete a word search or crossword puzzle.
- Choose from a large collection of cross-curricular activities for all grade levels.
U.S. National Science Education Standards
Students develop an understanding that:
- people of all ages, backgrounds, and groups have made contributions to science and technology throughout history.
- scientific investigations involve asking and answering a question and comparing the answer to what scientists already know about the world.
- scientists make the results of their investigations public; they describe the investigations in ways that enable others to repeat the investigations.
U.S. National Educational Technology Standards
- demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
- use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.