Scientists Wanted
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Dr. Charles Drew


Required Information  |  Choose 5  |  Poster Design
Required Information
Your poster must contain the following information:
  1. The first, middle (if applicable) and last name of your scientist.
  2. One sentence explaining why your scientist is famous.
  3. A picture of your scientist.
  4. Date of birth.
  5. City and country of birth.
  6. Specific location where he/she conducted their work.
  7. Date of death.  If your scientist is still alive, how old is he/she now?
  8. 3-5 sentences summarizing your scientist's accomplishments, in your own words.
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Choose 5
You must choose any 5 of the following options to include on your poster:
  1. A quote about science by your scientist.
  2. Additional pictures of your scientist.
  3. A picture of what they worked on.  Ex:  if he invented the microscope, include a picture of a microscope.
  4. Educational background.  What college(s) did he/she graduate from?
  5. Any additional jobs held by the scientist outside the science field.  Ex:  Gregor Mendel is known as the “Father of Genetics” for his work with pea plants.  He was also a monk.
  6. Family information.  Provide names of parents, spouses, children, brothers, sisters, etc. when applicable.
  7. List 3 events that happened in history when this scientist became famous.  Events should include specific wars, top movie for the year, top song for the year or other discoveries.
  8. The name(s) of other scientists that your scientist worked with.
  9. Has anything been named after your scientist?  If so, include the city and country.  Ex:  colleges, cities, museums, etc.
  10. Mounting on a decorative piece of construction paper to make it sturdy.
Use the research organizer distributed in class to record all of the information that you have collected.
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Poster Design
Your "Wanted" poster can be reflect your personal design style, but must follow a few basic guidelines:

  1. All posters must be printed on 8 1/2 x11 paper.  This size is typical printer paper.  Large posters will result in a lower grade.
  2. The name of your scientist must be clearly visible on your poster.  Anyone who glances at your poster should be able to tell which scientist you researched.
  3. The "Wanted" poster theme must be followed.  Meaning, your poster should read:  "<Name of Scientist> Wanted for <one sentence explaining his/her importance>".
  4. Creating the poster on computer is preferred, but if you are unable to use a computer for anything other than research, you may construct the poster by hand.  It must, however, be written very neatly in pen/marker.
  5. Your name must be printed on the bottom right corner.


As an example, I have created a "Wanted" poster for myself (and, yes.....I am a scientist!).  You do not necessarily have to follow my layout, but can look at it as a starting point to design your own.  I created the poster in Microsoft Word, and kept an organized layout by putting each piece of information in different cells of a table.  I then made the table "disappear" by eliminating the table borders.

Note, however, the prominence of my name and picture.  I also managed to keep the "Wanted" theme for all the information categories. 

Click on my picture below to see why I am "Wanted"!
  Ms. Tiboldo  

Most importantly......have fun and be creative with your poster!  I want to see what you can do!

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