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ICS SB - Scientists

ICS SB - Famous Scientists

DescriptionScientist's Name
conservationist - observed chimpanzees in natural habitat Jane Goodall
astronaut - 2nd person to walk on the moon - received Presidential Medal of Honor Buzz (Edwin) Aldrin
astronaut - 1st mand to walk on the moon - received Presidential Medal of Honor Neil Armstrong
astronaut - 1st man to orbit the Earth - oldest man to travel in space - Ohio senator John Glenn
astronaut - 1st American femail to travel into space Sally Ride
Polish astronomer - developed the heliocentric theory that planets rotate around the Sun Nicolaus Copernicus
Italian astronomer - exiled from the Church for his ideas - built telescope & 1st to observe Jupiter's moon, Saturn's rings, Venus, & sunspots - studied pendulums Galileo Galilei
Green astronomer - considered the "Father of Astronomy" Hipparchus
American astronomer - telescope named after him - studied galaxies Edwin Powell Hubble
17th century astronomer - developed 3 laws of planetary motion including planets move in elliptical orbits - Sir Isaac Newton based his studies of gravity on him Johannes Kepler
2nd century Greek astronomer, geographer, & cartographer - maintained Earth was center of the universe & all objects revolve around it Ptolemy
biologists - in 1962, awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering the shape of the DNA molecule Francis Crick & James Watson
1900 biologist - devised the "Theory of Evolution" - created theory of evolution & natural selection (survival of the fittest) - sometimes called a naturalist Charles Darwin
18th century British chemist - discovered hydrogen - concluded water was not an element Henry Cavendish
meteorologist - known for "Atomic Theory" John Dalton
1800s - teacher & scientist - inventor of the Periodic Table Dmitri Mendeleev
British - known as "Father of Modern Computing" - invented 1st calculator Charles Babbage
Scottish-born, American immigrant - invented telephone - Helen Keller one of his students - 2nd president of National Geographic Society Alexander Graham Bell
French teacher - created Braille Louis Braille
Renaissance man - designed many engineering innovations including primitive flying machine, a diving suit, & a pulley system Leonardo da Vinci
inventor - most famous invention incadenscent light - over 1,000 patents - known as "The Wizard of Menlo Park" Thomas Alva Edison
born in Michigan - invented the assembly line - created his own automobile company & the Model T Ford - 1st to pay employees minimum wage Henry Ford
popular printer, 1st American Postmaster General, stateman, & ambassador - extensive research on static electricity - invented the Franklin Stove & biofocals Ben Franklin
inventor of the first steamboat, the Clermont, launched on the Hudsen River in New York 1807 - devised the way the early Post Office delivered mail Robert Fulton
called "The Father of the Modern Rocket" - assisted US government during both world wars Robert Goddard
1400 German - invented moveable type method of printing - printed many Bibles Johann Gutenberg
3rd century Greek mathematician - created formula for volume of a sphere, law of the lever, & the principal of buoyancy Archimedes
German scientist - theory of relativity led to the development of atomic energy & a Nobel Prize in 1921 - element, Einsteinium, named after him Albert Einstein
300 BC mathematician - known as "Father of Geometry" - the use of proofs in geometry Euclid
discovered gravitational force, the 3 laws of motion, refracted light, & prisms Isaac Newton
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