Plays of Exploration and Discovery, Grades 4-6

Overview

Plays of Exploration and Discovery celebrates the visionary men and women throughout history whose dedication and courage in conquering the frontiers of science, medicine, and geography helped shape our modern world.

Presents twelve original plays that depict important moments of discovery in science and geography by such people as Copernicus, Marie Curie, Benjamin Franklin, Amerigo Vespucci, and Florence Nightingale.

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Overview

Plays of Exploration and Discovery celebrates the visionary men and women throughout history whose dedication and courage in conquering the frontiers of science, medicine, and geography helped shape our modern world.

Presents twelve original plays that depict important moments of discovery in science and geography by such people as Copernicus, Marie Curie, Benjamin Franklin, Amerigo Vespucci, and Florence Nightingale.

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Editorial Reviews

Science Activities
Whether teachers use this material in the science classroom to teach science or literature, as they read stories of discovery and exploration, their students will thoroughly enjoy and often laugh at the antics and confusion faced by these pioneering men and women.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575251134
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Series: Young Actors Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,027,162
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

L. E. McCullough, PhD is an educator, playwright, composer, and ethnomusicologist whose studies in music and folklore have spanned cultures throughout the world. He is the author of twenty books of plays, monologues, and scenes for Smith and Kraus. L. E. now has 17 titles in print for young actors.
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Table of Contents

Mothers and Daughters of Invention: 4,000 Years of Women in Science
Counting, from Quipu to Googol
"Constellations Then Arise": Astronomy in the Age of Copernicus
Around the World with Nellie Bly
Marking Time: Clocks and Calendars through the Centuries
Isaac Newton's Poetry of the Rainbow
Naming the Unnamed: The Strange Saga of Amerigo Vespucci
Everyday Science in Ben Frankline's America
"Lady of the Lamp": Florence Nightingale, Founder of Modern Nursing
Edward Jenner and the Gossip of Milkmaids
Anthropology, the Science of Us
Geegaws and Doohickeys: Indispensable
Inventions and Their Forgotten Inventors
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