Women in Science

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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.

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Women in Science (6 titles)
Antonia Novello: Fantastic Physician 4.9
Chien-Shiung Wu: Phenomenal Physicist 4.8
Hayat Sindi: Brilliant Biochemist 5.0
Joanne Simpson: Magnificent Meteorologist 4.8
Mae Jemison: Awesome Astronaut 4.9
Rachel Carson: Extraordinary Environmentalist 4.8
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007120, JNF007090
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Science & Technology
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2012-09-01
ISBN 9781617834455, 9781614802679
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 921
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Features Reviewed
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network
  • 2014 Amelia Bloomer List (Chien-Shiung Wu: Phenomenal Physicist and Joanne Simpson: Magnificent Meteorologist), Winner, 2014

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.

Author: Jill C. Wheeler