many diverse people have contributed to our understandings. For
example, our understanding about the nature of the Atom, and its
structure came not from one person, but from many different people each
adding their discoveries to our accumulated knowledge. Most of
the things that we think we understand about this planet come not from
one lucky inspiration, but rather from a series of insights gained by
very different people, over a long period of time. Though the
faces behind these discoveries often fade from our collective
consciousness, the essential knowledge remains.
The purpose of this project is to help us all to
remember some of these faces, and help us all to recall who made these
contributions to our understanding of this Wonderful World.
Each research group will
receive the name and face of one of the major contributors to our
understanding about the nature of the "Mighty Atom". Your
group will prepare an informative poster containing various information
about this person, as well as some background information about the
person behind the face. You may use any resources that you have
at your disposal in order to gather this information.
resulting poster should be standard sized (8 1/2 X 11 inches-the size
of a standard sheet of paper). Your poster should have a the
person's full name as the title.
Beneath the title, insert an image of the "face behind the name".
This image should be of your choosing, and one which best
illustrates, in your opinion, who this person is, or was. Beneath
the image you may organize the poster in any manner you choose.
You should include a variety of biographical information about the person including the following: Birth/Death Date,
Age, Birthplace. You should also include some
information which gives an insight into this person's personality or
habits. You must also include a summary of this person's
contribution to the Science of the Atom.
and congratulations, for completing this project and for helping
the general public learn a bit more about one of the major contributors
to our understanding of this Wonderful World.
John J. Thomson
Poster Content: 40%
Poster Design: 40%
Group Process: 20%
Poster Content-8 points each
Poster Design-10 points each
Group Process-5 points each
Productive Use of Time_____
Overall Quality Score-5 points