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Famous Scientists: Astronaut Mae Jemison

Grades: 7th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Science, Home Learning

Student Instructions

<-- watch the video Then click on add Page 1: Drag a drop move the images to the correct place on the timeline to show important events in Mae's life. Page 2: Imagine you were listening to a conversation between Mae and her family when she was young. Use the label tool to write in the speech bubbles what her parents may have said in response to her question. Page 3: There are two parts to this page. First use the label tool to answer the question at the top of the page. Then use the mic to record your voice saying hello in 4 different languages which Mae can speak. If you need help pronouncing you can listen to the caption caption. Page 4: Use the pen and pencil tools to draw your own design of the mission patch worn by Mae on the Endeavour Space Shuttle. Alternatively, draw this on paper and use the photo to upload your picture. Page 5: Use the photo to take a photograph of your face. Click on the three dots 3dots below your image and move to back. Your face should be visible in the helmet. Page 6: Use the highlighter highlighter to find the words in the word search. Click on the check

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This activity was designed as a self-contained, stand alone lesson for use with KS2 pupils in the UK during lockdown. It can easily be edited to remove any activities you don't wish to use. It can be used as part of a topic on Space, Scientists, Female role models or Black History Month. The video is a clip from 88Brains Youtube channel. The video is entitled ' Black History Month - Black Scientists and Inventors part 1 - animated' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glZpu0xMSuM (correct as of June 2020) Screenshots were taken from the video to make the activity. I am not a linguist and have pronounced these words to the best of my ability using Google for a reference on pronunciation. As a plenary you could show the children a clip of Mae as an actor on Star Trek: not only did she achieve her dream to go into space but she also emulated one of the women who inspired her! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDRJVnja-C0