S1: Scotland and science

This series of lessons is an investigation into the history of science and technology connected with Scotland.
We will learn how scientists from Scotland and beyond have contributed to innovative research and development.

Scientists, engineers and inventors connected with Scotland include

Charlotte Auerbach, John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Black, Susan Black, David Brewster, James Clerk Maxwell, James Dewar, Ian Donald, Victoria Drummond, Alexander Fleming, Williamina Fleming, Maria Gordon, John Hunter, James Hutton, Lord Kelvin, Joseph Lister, John Napier, Ruth Pirret, William Ramsay, James Young Simpson, Mary Somerville, Thomas Telford, Robert Watson Watt, James Watt, James Young

Useful Links

Scottish science hall of fame

Scottish engineering hall of fame

Scotland and science

Scottish Women of Science

Science Museum

Scottish Biography

Superwomen of Science

University of Glasgow People

Investigation

Pupils will work in pairs to investigate a scientist or inventor or engineer connected with Scotland.

Your task is to produce a presentation on the life and work of this person.

The presentation is the responsibility of both people.

Skills used in this investigation

  • Teamwork
  • Information literacy:
    research skills, keywords, scanning, making notes.
  • Thinking Skills:
    creating questions.
  • ICT: advanced search skills, creating a presentation, using the dropbox.

 

Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes
I have collaborated with others to find and present information on how scientists from Scotland and beyond have contributed to innovative research and development.
SCN 3-20a