Marie Curie's Floating Classes (2007)

Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who received two Nobel Prizes. She had to fight hard to become a scientist because she was a Polish female growing up in Russian-controlled Warsaw – some of her classes had to constantly change locations to avoid being detected by the police.

Take your middle school students back in time to the Warsaw of the late 1800s. Their mission: keep the police from finding Marie’s classes by correctly completing four physical science challenges. The challenges center on heat, temperature, and energy.

Make Your Own Kit

Materials List format-pdf
Manual format-pdf
Warsaw Map format-pdf
Map Grid Overlay format-pdf
Ruler Template format-pdf
Challenge/Final Report format-pdf
Extension Activities (all) format-pdf

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