Famous Scientists Project
- You will prepare and present to the class, an electronic media presentation (Powerpoint, HMTL pages, etc) regarding a famous scientist.
- There will be a sign-up list for scientists. There can not be two presentations for a scientist.
- Two students may collaborate. Both students are expected to participate in the classroom presentation.
- Grading for the project will follow the presentation rubrics. Instructor and peer assessment will be used.
- The following specific slide structure and information will be expected:
Body of presentation including:
- Information as listed in the OHHS student handbook. Graphics are encouraged.
- Describe the scientist's early years from birth (including birth date and birth place) to when she/ he began their scientific career.
- Describe what was occurring in the world at that time.
- Was there any event that shaped the person's life?
- What were their major discoveries or accomplishments?
- What were their setbacks or disappointments?
- How did world events impact your scientist?
- When and where did she/ he die? Did their passing mark the end or beginning of a new chapter in history?
- In their time were they recognized for their accomplishments?
- Or did they die in obscurity? When was their greatness recognized?
- Were they someone you would want to be around as a friend or family member?
- What is the lasting contribution of this scientist?
- Use the model in the OHHS student handbook.
- Plagiarism is not acceptable. Be sure to credit all images and information.
- This project will likely represent a synopsis of information obtained from your references.
- Typically each numbered topic above would deserve a slide or two.
- Presume your audience can read. Prepare comments and elaborations to speak of while the audience is viewing the slide.