Hispanic Heritage Month
To help students see themselves with a future in STEM and to broaden their understanding of science history, it is essential for students to learn about a diverse range of scientists and engineers. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (which runs from September 15 to October 15), we are featuring the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic people that have impacted and are impacting STEM.
- 21 Scientists and engineers to learn more about! - This resource encourages youth to learn more about scientists. There is a short biographical summary, links to 1-2 related hands-on science projects, and links to relevant science career profiles.
- Celebrating Latinx Scientists and Their Work: Resources for your Afterschool Program - National Hispanic Heritage Month offers a great opportunity for students to learn about the many Latinx contributions to STEM. During this month—and all year—you can use the groundbreaking discoveries of Latinx scientists as the foundation for STEM learning activities.
- 4 Read Alouds and STEM Challenges for Hispanic Heritage Month - description?
- Space Place by NASA (in Spanish) - This resource aims to inspire and enrich upper-elementary-aged youth’s learning of space and Earth science through games, and hands-on activities.
- Latina Sci Girls- From PBS, these 3 guides are tailored to engaging Latinx families and girls in science.
Check out the IF/THEN Collection to get images and information on Latina Ambassadors Roselin Rosario-Meléndezs, Polymer Chemist, Minerva Cordero, Mathematician, and Mathematics Professor, and Luz Claudio, Environmental Health Scientist. These are great for classroom posters, social media, and activities.
Role Model Profile Videos and Photos
- Myria Perez Role Model Resources:
- Posters: This Is What A Scientist Looks Like poster featuring Myria Perez who worked with Louis Jacobs to unearth never-before-seen fossils from Angola.