A sensational entomologist

A non-fiction biography text for year 6 and P7, linking to the topics Living things and habitats and Biodiversity and interdependence. Nicknamed the ‘Termite Lady’, Margaret S. Collins was the first female African-American entomologist (insect scientist) and an important campaigner for civil rights. Margaret’s academic achievements would be extremely impressive today, but to have achieved all she did during an era of widespread sexism and racism makes her accomplishments even more remarkable. To honour her huge contribution to the field, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History named a collection of termites after her.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets.
Year 6
Living things and habitats
A sensational entomologist

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