Women’s History Month activities: Celebrating women in STEM

March 8, 2018

Jane Goodall studies chimpanzees in Tanzania. IMAGEQUEST: Michael Nichols / National Geographic Society / Universal Images Group

The following activities are created with science or social studies classrooms of all levels in mind and work best when paired with Britannica School. Contact your library staff to see if your institution already has access or claim your own Britannica School Free Trial.

Happy Women’s History Month! This year we’re spotlighting the achievements of  women in the “STEM” fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Designated in 1987 by Congress, every March recognizes the many accomplishments of women throughout history. Students of every level can surf the following links to learn more about women’s history and sample Britannica’s coverage of the people, ideas, and accomplishments we honor this month.

Why was Alice Ball awarded the University of Hawaii Regents’ Medal of Distinction? Who is Mary Sherman Morgan and how did she contribute to the space race? Which tool did Jane Goodall see chimpanzees using to feed themselves and why were her observations so important? Answer these questions and more with these resources:

Britannica School Resource Packs

Don’t know where to start? We’ve created resource packs to help—articles, images, videos, and more.

Elementary

Secondary


Dive in! Dig deeper with the following article and video.

READ: Women’s History at a glance

WATCH: Legends of Chemistry

Legends of Chemistry
Click to learn about some important contributions to space exploration, leprosy treatment, and the sugar production industry by three female chemists.

Now what? Make it stick with these activities:

Strategy Card: Persuasion Power

Graphic Organizer: Graffiti Fence


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