Famous Scientists Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 210 pages plus 50 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on 5 famous scientists contains over 200 pages and 50 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the life and main facts about: Galileo, Isaac Newton, Darwin, Marie Curie, and Einstein simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the important contributions each of these scientists made that affect our lives today. This repetition helps students make connections to these important historical figures. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit has digital versions of the activities. There are 50 google slides (including a differentiated set) and a movie version of the book. See the video preview for a walk-through of the slides.

✩✩✩ Thanks to a suggestion from a buyer, I am now going to be including a detailed lesson plans with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials. If you find this helpful, be sure to let me know in the feedback. I may go back and add this to many of my other units.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Famous Scientists Unit Includes:

  • 18 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 76 page book (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 20 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Fact sheets
  • 5 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • 3 Sorting Activities (includes digital version)
  • Matching activity (includes digital version)
  • Writing Prompt (includes digital version)
  • 5 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book or fact sheets) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.