Scientists Biographies!

April 19th, 2005 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:

Kids.Net.Au – School Time Science

This site offers a great way for kids to learn about science by reading the biographies of well-known scientists. When you get to the website, you will see that it is extensive with many options on the menu (including some that are paid for by advertisers). To get directly to the list of 18 scientists featured on the site look for the heading “School Time Science Scientists.” Below it, you will see a list of the scientists featured here including:

  • Copernicus
  • Charles Darwin
  • Linus Pauling
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Antony van Leeuwenhoek
  • and more.

Click on any name and a new page opens with a menu of links to other websites that contain biographical information about the scientist that includes photos, drawings, biographical information, and information on the work of the scientist as well. Some are brief, others offer extensive information.

While Kids.Net.AU says the sites are “student friendly” I recommended (AS ALWAYS) that parents view the sites before you show them to your children to make certain the content is suitable for you and your family.

Once you have looked at the featured scientists’ biographies, go back to the landing page recommended today, and you will see that below the list of scientists’ names, you will find a menu of further resources to finding biographies of scientists on the Net including:

  • 4000 Years of Women in Science – biographies & history of women in science.
  • Windows to the Universe: People – simple biographies of astronomers, philosophers, and scientists from ancient time through modern day.
  • Strange Science Biographies – learn about scientists, artists, and
    collectors in the fields of paleontology and biology
  • Scientists, Inventors, & Explorers – guide to biographies of scientists indexed by subject and academic level.
  • Super Scientists – a gallery of energy pioneers.
  • African Americans in the Sciences – biographies ranging from geologists and astronomers to mathematicians and inventors.

This site provides a great starting place to finding information about
science and scientists on the Internet. Bookmark it, as you may want to
return often to use it as a reference resource.

By the way, at we have some great FREE articles on learning science. One is a Q&A with science wizard John McChesney of


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