Reading and Writing about Science Heroes for High School Students

Enhance curriculum and student learning by integrating science with language arts.

Students learn about science heroes as they read these curated stories using the links on the left.

Active Reading Active note taking helps students focus on finding information and answers. Note taking can take the form of outlines, Cornell notes, mind maps or other forms of information organization. This is a good opportunity to authentically present these systems and develop their uses.

Students compare and contrast two of these stories either individually or as pairs. Students create a Venn Diagram or 3 column chart to find what characteristics, decisions, actions, beliefs, ideals, goals, etc. the two heroes have in common and what important differences make their stories different.

After reading a story, students make a connection to their life. How did the story make you feel? What would happen if more people acted this way? How did the scientist make a positive difference in the world? Why are they important? How does the story inspire you? How has the story changed the way you feel or think about a topic?

Students are invited to share the story of a science hero with MY HERO using the Create Program. One way to integrate this activity with science is to have students read a biography or research someone they consider a science hero. Have students take notes or provide a graphic organizer for note-taking. After reading the book, students write a or multi-paragraph essay about this hero. This is a great way for an interdisciplinary unit combining science with language arts. 

For additional stories highlighting Scientist Heroes, visit the MY HERO Scientist Library.


How to use MY HERO's Create Program to Publish Stories, Art, Film and Audio for Students

Tutorial for students: Publish written stories, film, original artwork and audio in MY HERO's multimedia library.

Create Program
Credit: MY HERO

Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.

Submit your artwork to be entered in the MY HERO art contest or to be exhibited on our Gallery Homepage.

Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.

Organizer created on 7/29/2020 2:10:07 PM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 7/29/2020 2:18:03 PM by Laura Nietzer