Women in Science | Reading Passages with Questions and Activities

Women in Science | Reading Passages with Questions and Activities


Have students learn about 5 amazing women in science with these biography passages, step-by-step comprehension questions, and activities. Available in PDF (Printable), PowerPoint, and GOOGLE.

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How do you use this resource?

1. Read: Have students read the information about each of the five women. This can be done in groups, centers, or independently. Each passage has 3 levels of reading for differentiation in your classroom:




Informational text is provided for the following women:

Mary Anning

Rachel Carson

Jane Goodall

Marie Curie

Katherine Johnson

2. Comprehend: Have students answer the questions for comprehension.

Step-by-Step Questions:

 5 Multiple Choice

 5 Open-ended

3. Apply Knowledge: There are 2 activities for each woman. Pick one, have students choose one, or assign both of the activities.

4. Final Writing Activity: Students must read information about 2 or more of the women in order to complete this writing prompt.

★ Answer key is included!

Google Links, Teacher Notes, and Answer Keys are located in the PDF.

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