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DK Findout

Go here to find out about your famous scientist.

Who can I choose?

Choose a scientist to research from the list below.

Astronomers (study space)

  • Galileo
  • Carl Sagan
  • Henrietta Leavitt

Computer Scientists

  • Bill Gates
  • Ada Byron Lovelace

Environmental Scientists

  • Rachel Carson
  • Wangari Maathai

Geneticists (study genes)

  • Gregor Mendel


  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Margaret E. Knight
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Alva Edison

Oceanographers (study the oceans)

  • Jacques Cousteau
  • Marie Tharp
  • Sylvia Earle

Paleontologists (study fossils)

  • Mary Anning

Physicists (study matter and energy)

  • Albert Einstein
  • Sally Ride
  • Isaac Newton
  • Marie Curie

Zoologists (study animals)

  • Jane Goodall
  • Charles Darwin
  • Jean-Henri Fabre

Web Sites on Famous Scientists

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