starsofblackhistorymonthThere are countless African American scientists, doctors, and inventors that have made strides in the area of science. Have students research these people. For a thorough list, check out The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences. For younger children, check out books on their level or make a list.

Each student will choose a “star” of Black History Month to research. Then, using the downloadable template below or a large star cut-out, students will fill out each of the 5 points of the star with different information:

For older students:
1) Who is your Black History STAR?
2) What did he/she contribute?
3) What area of science did he/she contribute to?
4) How does his/her contribution relate to this area of science?
5) How did he/she make a difference in the world?

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Download The Stars of Black History Month Science Activity Here

***IF YOU HAVE YOUNGER STUDENTS, TRY THESE QUESTIONS***

For younger students:
1) Who is your Black History STAR?
2) What did he/she do?
3) How did he/she use science?
4) What kind of science tools do you think they used?
5) How did he/she make a difference in the world?