Minority Women in Science: Forging the Way – Teacher Guide

Keiko E. Suda, Oanh H. Maroney, M.A., Bradley Scott, M.A., & María Aurora Yánez, M.A.

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This teacher guide with the student workbook is a great student-centered tool to support equity in math and science education. It is an innovative resource that can be used with all students – girls and boys – to help break down gender stereotypes about scientists.

The set includes:

• Profiles of seven minority women scientists who have surmounted barriers to forge the way for themselves and future scientists;

• Science lessons for the classroom that cover such topics as acid/base chemistry, earth science, wildlife and environmental science, and biology; and

• Life skills lessons for the classroom that cover topics such as getting college information from the school counselor, identifying a support system, reaching goals, knowing self-worth, having community pride, overcoming stereotypes, and linking hobbies with career choices.


Product Description

Teacher Guide (ISBN 1-878550-68-3; Paperback; 94 Pages; 2000; $25.00)

See excerpts from Minority Women in Science – Forging the Way:

Marianita Chee’s Story
Esther Nelson’s Story
Sample Lesson: “Growing Bacteria in a Culture” (pdf)