Chien-Shiung Wu: Phenomenal Physicist

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In this title, examine the life of accomplished physics researcher and experimentalist Chien-Shiung Wu. Readers will enjoy digging into Wu's personal story, beginning with her childhood in China where her father encouraged her curiosity and interest in science. Students can trace Wu's success from her education at the University of California-Berkeley, where she met physics giants Oppenheimer, Fermi, and Segre, to her secret involvement with the Manhatten Project and her tenure as a researcher and professor at Columbia University. Engaging text and photos offer insight on topics such as nuclear physics, beta decay, and the law of parity. While a timeline, glossary, and index supplement the text, an entertaining science activity allows readers their own hands-on experience based on the science that inspired this woman's groundbreaking career.

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 JNF007120, JNF051140, 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 9781617834516, 9781614802730
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 530.92
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 650
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 154625
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Jill C. Wheeler