As learners and experimenters, we are all scientists in the classroom! Inspire your students with this multimedia gallery of remarkable men and women who went the extra mile for knowledge. From experts in particle physics to lovers of chimpanzees, our worldwide community of gloggers has summed up the achievements of some of history’s greatest brains.
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. #Glogster #Edison
Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom, in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and that the electrons revolve in stable orbits around the atomic nucleus but can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. #Glogster #NielsBohr
Rosalind Elsie Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Her DNA work achieved the most fame because DNA plays an essential role in cell metabolism and genetics, and the discovery of its structure helped her co-workers understand how genetic information passes from parents to their offspring. #Glogster #RosalindFranklin
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Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time, Archimedes anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. #Glogster #Archimedes
George Otto (July 6, 1899 – November 8, 1970) was the scientist who propagated the HeLa cell line. George Gey is also credited for creating the roller drum. This machine was one of the first to help nurture cell cultures. The roller drum consisted of various holes where tissues and their appropriate growth substances were allocated. #Glogster #GeorgeGey
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution. #Glogster
Paulo Reglus Neves Freire, Ph.D (19, 1921 – May 2, 1997) was a Brazilian educator and philosopher who was a leading advocate of critical pedagogy. He is best known for his influential work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, which is considered one of the foundational texts of the critical pedagogy movement. #Glogster #PauloFreire
Ejnar Hertzsprung, 8 October 1873 – 21 October was a Danish chemist and astronomer. Hertzsprung was born in Copenhagen. In the period together with Henry Norris Russell, he developed the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.