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Featured Stories about Science Heroes

Organized by Grade Level

Stories for Upper Elementary Students


Katherine Johnson

By: Diadji Diawara

Barbara McClintock

By: Stephanie from St. Paul
Barbara McClintock was one of the first female geneticists and received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983.

Margaret Mead

By: Alex from Virginia
Margaret Mead was a renowned anthropologist who thought in terms of 'the interconnection of all aspects of human life.'

Therese Koutnik

By: Sarah from Brookfield, Wisconsin
Therese Koutnik is an inspiration to her sister and a role model for girls who would like to become engineers.

Stories for Middle School Students


Albert Einstein

By: Carter Maciejewski
Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity.

Therese Koutnik

By: Sarah from Brookfield, Wisconsin
Therese Koutnik is an inspiration to her sister and a role model for girls who would like to become engineers.

Sylvia Earle

By: Edward Ortiz
"The key is to see ourselves as a part of the natural systems that support us."

Sandra Begay-Campbell

By: Sue from California
Sandra Begay-Campbell is a Native American engineer who brings solar-powered energy to the Navajo reservation.

Stories for High School Students


Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

By: Sofia Garcia
Sylvia Earle is a noted marine biographer and explorer.

Katherine Johnson: Extraordinary Mathematician and Human Being

By: Ishita Vasishtha

A Vaccine of Heroism - Jonas Salk

By: Neil Sahai

Rokhaya Gueye

By: Seck from Dakar
Rokhaya Gueye treats malaria and raises awareness about women's health issues in Senegal.

Science Heroes
Credit: MY HERO

For additional stories about Science Heroes, go to the MY HERO Library of featured scientist stories. MY HERO is always looking for students to submit stories about scientists and welcomes new submissions by your students through our create program. 


Organizer created on 7/29/2020 8:46:08 AM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 9/23/2020 2:15:22 PM by Laura Nietzer

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