World Science Day for Peace and Development | November 10
Learn about the importance of science for peace and development for the benefit of society with MY HERO's multimedia showcase featuring science heroes.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for World Science Day for Peace and Development. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
World Science Day for Peace and Development celebrates the importance of science in our daily lives. Scientists play an important role in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more peaceful and sustainable.
Watch the following films about heroes using science for the benefit of society.
A historical look at the long road for women in science. Following the outstanding career of Dr. Gail Brown, PhD., renowned Scientist.
Best known for his Segway Personal Transporter, inventor Dean Kamen is taking on great challenges one invention at a time. SlingShot is the story of Kamen, his water purification technology, and his innovative approach to the safe water crisis.
Stories about science heroes working for peace.
Each is available in audio, so students can listen as they read along. Great for ESL students.
The first three stories have also been translated into another language.
William Kamkwamba designed and built a windmill, at the age of 14, for his family in Malawi, Africa.
Imagine que tu puisses concevoir et fabriquer ton propre moulin à vent. Imagine tu as 14 ans et tu vis au Malawi en Afrique du Sud-est et le village où tu vis n’a pas d’électricité.
Enfant, Merieme Chadid rêvait d’astronomie. Elle fut la première femme à atteindre le pôle Sud et est maintenant professeur d'astronomie à l'Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis. Du Maroc au Pole Sud aux étoiles.
Science heroes helping to create a more just environment portrayed in posters for The Amplifier Foundation
Artworks celebrate climate science heroes who work for environmental justice
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art 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.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy.
Organizer created on 11/8/2013 8:24:21 AM by Becky Miller
Last edited 11/8/2019 4:50:13 PM by Xenia Shin