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Can you Match the Scientist to HER Accomplishments?


Maria Mitchell

Barbara McClintock

Rosalind Franklin

Irène Curie-Joliot

Elizabeth Blackburn

Caroline Herschel


  1. She was a brilliant astronomer and the first woman to discover a comet (she discovered 8 in total!) She was the first woman to have her work published by the Royal Society. AND she was the first British woman to get paid for her scientific work. Who is she?


  1. She was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer. She won a gold medal prize for using atelescope, discovered a comet which was then named after her. Who is she?


  1. She was awarded theNobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935 for their discovery of artificial radioactivity. Her parents were also both famous scientists making her family, the family with the most Nobel laureates to date.


  1. She was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. She studied chromosomes and how they change during reproduction in maize. Who is she?


  1. She won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for her discovery of telomerase which is the enzyme which replenishes telomere. Who is she?


  1. She was famous for her Research on RNA, DNA, graphite, coal and viruses. Her most notable work revolved around X-ray diffraction images of DNA. Her work in this resulted in the finding of the DNA double helix.  Without her work, Watson and Crick would never have been able to publish their findings.

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Answer Key:
1) Caroline Herschel
2) Maria Mitchell
3) Irene Curie-Joliot
4) Barbara McClintock
5) Elizabeth BlackBurn
6) Rosalind Franklin