Katherine Johnson: Guiding Spacecraft
Women have made some of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. In this title, readers learn about mathematician Katherine Johnson from her early career as a human computer to her work putting the first man into space, the first man into orbit, and the first man on the moon. A timeline, sidebars, fun facts, glossary, and index supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007090, JNF007120, JNF051010|
|Subject||Biographies, History, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||193526|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
STEM Superstar Women – School Library Connection
This series features biographies about women who have made significant discoveries and contributions to the fields of science and mathematics. Technical vocabulary is defined and described, significant facts are included, and text features highlight pertinent information. Readers will find the text easy to read. Recommended.
STEM Superstar Women – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
. . . the content covered is fascinating and could spark fiery discussion on sexism and inequality. All of the featured scientists had to overcome gender biases, and for many women, that also included breaking color and age barriers. Readers will be surprised to learn that computing in the early 1880s, the invention of a remote control submarine torpedo during World War II, and the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission were successful because of the contributions of women. In addition, the nonfiction text features will also aid in classroom/research report use.