As Black History Month comes to a close, one way to continue to increase science capital is to introduce your class to a scientist, inventor or explorer in each science topic you teach. It is sometimes way too easy to pick the most famous and obvious people.
But do these represent the children we are teaching? They're usually male, white and dead! Take a look at this site to find black pioneers in their line of discovery: https://www.famousscientists.org/15-famous-black-scientists-in-history/and https://www.biography.com/people/groups/black-scientists