Marie developed an early love for science which was
encouraged by her father as they conducted simple experiments together. She
graduated from high school first in her class but was unable to pursue
further education because of the "rule" in Poland that only men
could attend college.
Through the help of her sister and her own stubborn
determination, she finally succeeded in securing a higher education in Paris.
As her legendary and ground-breaking work in science continued, she married,
started a family and became one of the world's most brilliant scientists as
well as a great humanitarian.
Marie's story will teach children the importance of character
and the power of determination in achieving one's goals and dreams.
Instructions for all of the experiments she presents will also be available
so students can conduct these same experiments in the classroom or at home.
RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS:
- Career Day
- The study of inventors
- The writing of biographies
- Units on character
- Units on multi-cultural
- A tie-in to the school
- The subjects of science and
SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES:
- October - National Book
- October 19-25 - National
CHARACTER COUNTS! Week and National Chemistry Week
- November 7 - Marie Curie
- November 15-21 - American
- February 11 - National
- March - Women's History
- March 8 - International
- April - Math Education
- April 12-18 - National Library
- April 19-25 - National
- May 1-7 - Teacher
Appreciation Week (Marie taught for a number of years)
- May 11-17 - Children's Book
*For specific tie-ins to your state's
curriculum and learning standards, please call our office.
All that science presented by a woman! Bravo!"
-- Kindergarten Teacher, Hatch School, Oak Park
"Inspirational! Children immediately went to the encyclopedia for
more information, and they couldn't wait to do the experiments!"
-- Fourth Grade Teacher, Dawes School, Chicago
Curie was excellent. I have seen this program three times at three different
schools, and each time the children were captivated."
-- Second Grade Teacher, Memorial/Plains Elementary, Salisbury
"Dramatic, creative and inspiring! Kept all students, even the
kindergartners, engaged. Our librarian says the students are coming in to
request science books!"
-- Principal, Federal Street School, Salem
- the children were spellbound!"
-- Kindergarten Teacher, Excelsior School, Excelsior
"Excellent! Inspiring! An emphasis on women scientists!"
-- Fifth Grade Teacher, Cornelia School, Edina