Mae Jemison Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts


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Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman to do what?

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1. As a child, Mae Jemison loved science and astronomy. What is astronomy?

2. When did Mae Jemison first enter space?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mae Jemison turned her childhood interests in science, technology, and space into a successful career. You'll be quizzed on her accomplishments and interests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Define 'astronomy'
  • Point out what NASA stands for
  • Explain what Mae Jemison did as an astronaut

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember the career that Mae Jemison had before becoming an astronaut
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can define key terms, such as 'astronomy'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to name the first African-American woman to become an astronaut and enter space

Additional Learning

If you'd like to discover more about Mae Jemison, review the lesson called Mae Jemison Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts. You will learn about:

  • When and where Mae Jemison was born
  • What she studied at Stanford University
  • How many people apply to be in NASA's astronaut training program
  • The amount of time that Mae Jemison spent in space