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Elements: Atoms, Ions and Istopes

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Hydrologic Cycle Model

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Plant Cell by Nicole

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3D Plant Cell Model

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Elizabeth Blackburn Biography

Elizabeth Blackburn is a Nobel laureate Australian American. She was born on November 26, 1948. Elizabeth Blackburn was a biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco where she studied a structure called telomere, which is a region at the end of chromosomes. She also worked in medical ethics at the Bush Administration’s President’s Council on Bioethics. In 1984 she discovered telomerase, the enzyme that refreshes the telomere. For her discovery she was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. 

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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall changed the way humans understand other animals. Though she is famous for her work with chimpanzees, many don’t know that it all started with a stuffed chimp named Jubilee that she received as a gift from her father when she was a child.  Jane was born, Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on April 3, 1934 in London, England.  Her interest in animals sent her on a journey to Africa which lead her on a life long path of studying chimpanzees. She is a global leader in chimpanzee research and the effort to protect their habitat. This allowed her to form … Read the rest “Jane Goodall”

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Hedy Lamarr

On November 9, 1914, in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, Hedy Lamarr was born. Only daughter of Gertrud Kiesler and Emil Kiesler. After her role in the controversial movie, ‘Extase’ (1932), she ran away from her husband to Paris. Traveling through London, she found the Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer Studio in other words, MGM Studio. Louis B. Mayer offered her a movie contract in Hollywood. She accepted the contract and she became a famous film star. Her performance in ‘Algiers’ (1938) was very renounced worldwide and it gave her a very good name.

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Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907. She was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her parents are Maria Frazier McLean and Robert Warden Carson. Later when she was 11 years old, she won a prize because she wrote a story that got published in the St. Nicholas Magazine. Very later when she was in Parnassus, Pennsylvania High School, she graduated with honors and won a scholarship to Pennsylvania College For Women (now in the present it is called Chatham University) in Pittsburgh. What she wanted to do was to study English and she also wanted to become a teacher. When … Read the rest “Rachel Carson”

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Alice Ball

Alice Ball was an African American chemist that made an injectable herbal extract. The treatment was most effective for a disease  that is called leprosy and it was only for the disease leprosy. Leprosy is a disease that causes you to have bumps on your skin.  Alice Ball was the first African American that obtained her master’s degree in Chemistry. The university that Alice Ball got her master’s degree was the University of Hawaii. Alice Ball was the first African American woman to be a chemistry professor. She also attended another university that is called the University of Washington to … Read the rest “Alice Ball”

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Marie Curie

Do you know who Marie Curie is? Marie Curie is a female scientist. She was born in November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. She was the youngest in her family and had 3 older sisters and a brother. Marie Curie’s parents made sure that her and her sisters were as educated as their brother.Her parents were both teachers.

Marie was the first woman to win a Nobel prize and was the first and only woman to win two Nobel prizes. She was also the only person to get two Nobel prizes in different scientific categories. Marie Curie was also the … Read the rest “Marie Curie”

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie was born in Poland. The whole family had 5 children and their parents would teach in schools.They really liked poetry, books and also liked to learn a lot. Marie’s parents would tell them to study very well to receive good grades to go to College. Marie’s family was lovely but sometimes were not happy. Anyways Marie was ready to be the best scientist in the world.

Marie Curie is one the most important female scientist in the world. For example she added two new elements to the periodic table. The two elements are polonium and radium. She was … Read the rest “Marie Curie”

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Joy Crisp

Famous female scientist Joy Crisp was born on April 10, 1958 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a geologist for NASA. She studies Mars and it’s volcanic eruptions, mineralogy and much more. Joy has been a geologist since 2004. She currently works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is part of the Fields of Planetary Science.

When Joy was younger, she attended Carleton College where she earned a bachelors degree in 1979. She later attended Princeton University where she received her master’s degree in 1981 and a PhD in 1984. Soon after she attended UCLA as a researcher where she … Read the rest “Joy Crisp”

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was a British chemist who developed protein crystallography, for which she received a Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1964. Dorothy discovered a lot of things during her time as a scientist. She advanced the technique of X-ray crystallography, a method used to determine the three-dimensional structures of molecules. Dorothy was born on May 12, 1910 and she passed on July 29 1994. She was born in Egypt and died in England. One of her discoveries was vitamin B12. She was the third woman to receive a Nobel Prize in chemistry.

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Emmy Noether

Amalie Emmy Noether was born on March 23 1882 in Erlangen, Bavaria, which was part of the German Empire. Emmy Noether probably is the best female mathematician of all time. Her dad Max Noether was a math teacher. Emmy Noether’s mom Ida Amalia Kaufmann came from a family of wealthy wholesalers. Young Emmy helped with cooking and running the house. Her mom was a really good pianist, but Emmy didn’t like like piano lessons. Emmy had a passion for dancing. Emmy also liked mathematics, but the rules of German society wouldn’t let her follow her dad’s footsteps.

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was a British mathematician, writer, and computer scientist. She is mostly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s mechanical computer. She improved the designs of the Analytical Engine, also known as the simpler mechanical computer, which was made by Charles Babbage. As she grows up, she excelled in math. She became an important programming developer for the work of Charles Babbage, inventor of the different kinds of Engine. She became the World’s first Computer Programmer.

Ada Lovelace was born in London, England, United Kingdom on December 10, 1815. Her name was Augusta Ada Byron, until she got married. … Read the rest “Ada Lovelace”

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Mea C. Jemison

Mae C. Jemison was the first black female astronaut. She is also a doctor and a scientist. One of the reasons she was so accomplished was because her parents were very supportive of her and they encouraged her curiosity and intelligence. She was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur Alabama. Mae had two other siblings. Mae was the youngest child in her family. Her parents were Charlie Jemison and Dorothy Jemison. The Jemison family moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was three, because there were better opportunities for education there. At a very young age Mae knew that she … Read the rest “Mea C. Jemison”

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Jane Goodall: An Environmental Hero

Jane Goodall is an incredible scientist. Her work has saved the lives of many chimpanzees and inspired youth all around the world. Her memory will live forever in the minds of many people. Jane Goodall is a savior to the Earth. I hope she lives for much longer because the longer she lives the better the planet will be. In this essay you will learn about her childhood, her research, and what she’s doing right now.

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Katy Payne: An Acoustic Biologist

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist. An acoustic biologist is someone who studies sounds made by animals. She was born in 1937, in Ithaca, NY. Payne does research about elephants and whales and how they communicate.

To begin with she spent many years studying the communication and socialization patterns of African elephants. One of her discoveries was that elephants communicate using sounds that human ears cannot hear. The sound waves travel through a combination of air and earth over distances around two miles! This sound allows elephants to communicate a lot of information to each other from long interspaces.

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