This collection of worksheets offers short reading passages about the lives and work of famous scientists. Students will learn about scientists in many different disciplines, and discover why their contributions to knowledge are so important. Each short essay is accompanied by two answer sheets (multiple choice and short answer), as well as a one page "organizer," in which students can note short facts about the person. Answer keys are provided for each sheet.
Project idea: Have your students present a science fair project in the persona of a famous scientist. Louis Pasteur and germ theory, for example.