Writing 5: The Power of Story in a Biography


George Leopold is a veteran technology journalist and science writer who has covered the nexus between technology and policy for over thirty years.  Leopold has written extensively about U.S. manned spaceflight, including the Apollo and space shuttle programs.  His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Scientist, and a variety of other science and technology publications.

In this program, learn how he used his experience as a researcher and writer of science topics and applied it to his first biography on the life and legacy of pioneering astronaut Gus Grissom.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 749: Program Guide for The Power of Story in a Biography

Download this document to find more information about our November 14, 2019 live program "The Power of Story in a Biography" Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.