Famous Scientists Research Paper


Teaching students how to write a research paper can be difficult. This FULL UNIT makes it easier for the teacher to teach students to write quality research papers about the Famous Scientists. This resource will walk your students step-by-step through the writing process- from brainstorming ideas to publishing the final product.

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In this product you will find a complete guide for writing research papers, including specific pages about famous scientists. From beginning research to the finished product, this guide is perfect for grades 4-6. Below you will find a list of what is included in the download:

  • Suggested Timeline
  • Teacher Tips
  • Scientist Selection Handout/Assignment Sheet
  • Packet Cover
  • Due Dates for Project
  • Unit Outcomes
  • Brainstorming Ideas Page
  • KWL Chart
  • Guiding Questions
  • How to Research
  • Taking Notes/Using Notecards
  • How to write an outline
  • Outline template (for a 3 or 5 body paragraph paper)
  • How to Draft Diagram
  • Opening/Closing Paragraphs
  • Rough Draft Writing Pages (for a 3 or 5 body paragraph paper)
  • Work Cited Guide
  • Rubric
  • Sample Essay
  • Both Color and B&W Options

Scientists included: Albert Einstein, Stephan Hawking, Sally Ride, Ivan Pavlov, Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, Charles Darwin, Dian Fossey, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, and Louis Pasteur. However, this can be adapted for any scientist.


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