In school we have enjoyed learning all about significant women who helped change the face of Science.
Class 1 learned about the first woman who went into Space! It was so interesting and very inspiring 🙂
We learnt all about Caroline Haslett.
Caroline Haslett was an engineer (someone who makes or works with machines and other mechanical equipment).
She wanted more women to be scientists and engineers and she believed that electricity could change women’s lives for the better and free them from exhausting housework. Caroline proved that women could do technical jobs just as well as men and could have careers in new fields of work.
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Class 3 looked at Marie Curie, who researched radioactivity and found a cure for cancer.
We looked at her amazing achievements and how she has made such a huge difference. We learned that she was the first woman to to win a Noble Prize and each made a PowerPoint to show what we had found out.
In Class 4, we looked at Ruth Benerito and her amazing invention of wrinkle-free cotton! She also created this cotton to make it stain and fire proof, making this cotton material ideal for using in uniforms of doctors and firefighters! Her work helped the cotton farmers continue to make money and has made our lives a lot easier today!
We worked in our groups to present what we found out about Ruth before creating some fact files on her.