Women in Science
Every day, science impacts the way we live, work, and think. The Women in Science series uncovers and celebrates the groundbreaking discoveries and incredible innovations of some of the most influential female scientists of our time. Engaging text reveals the inspiring story behind each award-winning scientist and her pivotal contributions. Fun facts, a timeline, and a simple science activity give students a chance to dig deeper into the scientific field that captivated the imagination of each woman.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- New! Fall 2022
- New! Spring 2022
- New! Fall 2021
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Biographies, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
- 2014 Amelia Bloomer List (Chien-Shiung Wu: Phenomenal Physicist and Joanne Simpson: Magnificent Meteorologist)
Rachel Carson (Women in Science) – Booklist
Wheeler’s biography is both in-depth and accessible to young readers. Rachel Carson built her career on the premise that all living things are connected and that humankind’s actions are not without impact on nature. . . . . Readers will be impressed to learn that she began writing at a very young age and had her first story published by a magazine when she was 11. . . . . A surprising amount of text is packed onto each page, but a prevalence of modern and historic photos keep things lively. Kids can also explore the connectedness of nature that Carson celebrated by building their own terrarium per directions in the appendix.