Science Leaders

Tell Me Who I Am®  Science Leaders

Learning Kit for Teachers

Grades 3-5

Valuable Lessons for All Students

  • An innovative educational media tool for creative, informal learning
  • Based onTell Me Who I Am: The Journey Begins,the award-winning educational video, which contains content designed by nationally-recognized educators and classroom teachers
  • Used by teachers and home school parents as a supplemental learning tool to help fulfil education standards in science, history, language arts, geography, and life skills
  • Uniquely combines learning and entertainment to create fun learning experiences
  • Utilizes popular hip-hop music to capture the attention and interest of students
  • Engages students in activities that combine imagination, adventure and entertainment with images and messages about historical role models in science

Each Learning Kit Includes DVD, Lesson Plan, Teacher’s Guide, Reproducible Activity Worksheets, Book List, Science Activities, Interactive Online Exercises, Vocabulary Words, Resource List

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Features lessons about these scientists featured in Tell Me Who I Am: The Journey Begins:

Lewis Latimer

Lewis Latimer
Scientist who invented longer-lasting carbon filaments for lamps

Patricia Cowings

Patricia Cowings
NASA physician specializing in space exercises

Mae C. Jemison

Mae C. Jemison
First female African American in space

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker
Astronomer, made first wooden clock in U.S. and wrote first Almanac


The ancient Egyptian architect, astronomer and physician

Christine Darden

Christine Darden
NASA Aeronautics scientist working to solve sonic boom factor

George Carruthers

George Carruthers
Astrophysicist and inventor of the ultraviolet camera/spectrograph

Curriculum Overview

  • The curriculum engages children in activities that combine imagination, adventure and entertainment with images and messages that illuminate the positive values in historical events and role models related to science and technology.
  • Primary educational content helps fulfill education standards in the following content areas:

o Science

o History

o Language Arts

o Geography

o Life Skills

Specific Education Standards


Understands the composition and structure of the universe and the Earth's place in it.

  • Understands the characteristics of societies in the Americas, Western Europe, and Western Africa that increasingly interacted after 1450
  • Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe
  • Understands major discoveries in science and technology, some of their social and economic effects, and the major scientists and inventors responsible for them

Language Arts
  • Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media
  • Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
  • Understands that culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions
  • Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment
Life Skills
  • Considers risks
  • Demonstrates perseverance
  • Maintains a healthy self-concept
  • Restrains impulsivity