Unit Test, Part 2: Stories of Scientists

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Unit Test, Part 2: Stories of Scientists Use your Observations Charts from the unit to answer the question. When you are finished, submit this assignment to your teacher by the due date for full credit. Total score: ____ of 67 points (Score for Question 1: ___ of 67 points) 1. Throughout this unit you have been taking careful notes on the five different scientists. You have noticed specific character traits of the individuals and the motivations in their lives. For example, some of the scientists were motivated by a desire to make life better for other people. Some of the scientists were clearly not interested in money. All of the scientists were hard workers. Reread the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem you read in the first lesson. As you read, think about how it applies to the different scientists. • The heights by great men reached and kept • Were not attained by sudden flight; • But they, while their companions slept, • Were toiling upward through the night. Using the charts you’ve created throughout the unit and the Longfellow poem, write an essay explaining why two of the scientists were or were not great individuals. In the first paragraph, explain the lines from the Longfellow poem. What kind of person did the poet admire? In the second paragraph, introduce the first scientist you will discuss. Tell what he or she did and explain why this scientist was or was not the kind of “great person” that Longfellow admired. Support your ideas with evidence from the story. In the third paragraph, introduce the second scientist you will discuss. Tell what he or she did and explain why this scientist was or was not the kind of “great person” that Longfellow admired. Support your ideas with evidence from the story. In the final paragraph, discuss how you might choose to emulate these scientists in your own life. In other words, what character traits would you

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