Scientist and Inventor Cards Tips
Printable and Projectable Resources Featuring Important Contributors to the World of Science
Project, activity, and extension ideas and how to connect the cards to instructional units
Templates for students to create cards for scientists of their choice
Science A-Z Scientist and Inventor Cards help students learn that science is a human endeavor. Each set of cards features four people from history who made significant contributions to the world of science and engineering, or who developed useful inventions that we rely upon today. The STEM icon on each card indicates the nature of each contributor's work.
Why Use Scientist and Inventor Cards
Scientist and Inventor Cards are designed as trading cards, which makes them easy to use for reading and playing games. The front of each card provides an intriguing illustration of each person, while the back of the card offers a brief biography and several fun facts.
How to Use Scientist and Inventor Cards
After interacting with the cards, students will be able to connect classroom science content and their everyday experiences to human achievements and advancements.
- Pre-select Scientist and Inventor Cards to use with a particular unit of study or have students review the whole collection of cards and choose the scientists that fit the ideas and concepts they are studying after you've started teaching the unit.
- Encourage students to use the cards in various ways included in the Teacher's Guide, such as using the cards as the basis for writing a scientist's biography, classification and comparison games based on science content or accomplishments, or connecting with the arts by role-playing as one of the individuals on the cards.