Subject: Science / Chemistry : Important Women in Physics
Book to read: Marie Curie's Search for Radium by Beverly Birch & Christian Birmingham
Online Links: Nobel Prize.org, radiation protection, Marie Curie
Activities for the session:
- Introduce key vocabulary: compound, element, energy, mineral, physicist, radiation, radioactivity.
- visit Big Discovery and complete the worksheet using the information found at a website that provides relevant information about Madame Curie, listed in above links.
- visit the EPA‘s Radiation Protection Pages 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.