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Famous women scientists

Famous Woman Scientists

Name each of the women scientists described in the phrases

  1. In 1865 I passed the Society of Apothecaries examinations and gained a certificate which enabled me to become a doctor. The society then changed its rules to prevent other women entering the profession this way. I was the first woman doctor in the UK. 
  2. I was an early British fossil collector and paleontologist and spent my life working in Lyme Regis.  My skill in locating and preparing fossils, as well as the richness of the Jurassic era marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis, resulted in me making a number of important finds.
  3. I was a British biophysicist, physicist, chemist, biologist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite. I contributed to the work of Crick and Watson but received no reward.
  4. I am the world’s foremost authority on chimpanzees, having closely observed their behaviour for the past quarter century in the jungles of the Gombe Game Reserve in Africa, living in the chimps’ environment and gaining their confidence.
  5. I was an American marine biologist, writer (Silent Spring) and naturalist, and was famous for advancing the global environmental movement through my writings. I am regarded as one of the most influential people of the 20th century
  6. PLEASE name you House (Alexandria, Sempringham, Castille, Avalon)
  7. Please give your form class.



  1. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917)
  2. Mary Anning (1799-1847)
  3. Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)
  4. Jane Goodall (1934- )
  5. Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964)



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