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Have Students Learn About Katherine Johnson Using the Links Below
Have students learn and be inspired by Katherine Johnson, born August 26, 1918, using this multimedia lesson plan. Katherine Johnson was an African American mathematician who worked as an aerospace technologist for NASA and was the first woman in her division to have her name on a report. In 1962, astronaut John Glenn wouldn't begin his orbit around the moon without Johnson first checking all computer calculations by hand: "If she says they're good, then I'm ready to go." Katherine Johnson was one of the three black women scientists featured in the film Hidden Figures.
Students learn about Margot Shetterly, the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. By reading her story, students will learn more about the true story of four African-American Women who helped launch our nation into space and how Margot Shetterly was inspired to write about these women. Who are your students science heroes?
Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of Hidden Figures.
Listen and Read Along Stories About Featured Scientists and Environmentalists.
Students learn more about featured scientists and environmentalists using this curated library of stories. Each story has text with an audio link which allows students listen to stories and read along with the text for enriched learning, differentiated instruction and ESL students.
Additional MY HERO Multimedia Resource Links
Enhance science curriculum and student learning by using MY HERO's curated science films.
MY HERO is looking for students to share their Essays, Films and Art about people using science to make a positive change in the world through our Create program.
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
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