Amazing Tales of Female Scientists
Grades 4 – 6
ISBN 978-1-4765-4056-6 (reinforced library binding version). ISBN 978-1-4765-6162-2 (ebook pdf). 64 pages. Publisher: Capstone Press.
Part of the Girls Rock! series celebrating female heroes. Titles in this series explore the lives of fascinating women and explain their achievements in music, athletics, politics, social service, and much more. This is not just a typical biography series. It’s super cool and smart, just like its subjects. January 2014.
There are so many top-notch female scientists in the world, past and present, who are contributing important knowledge and advancements. One book can’t possibly recognize them all, so please consider this book a sampling meant to illuminate and inspire.
Nobel Prize Laureates. Look under the sections for physics, chemistry and medicine for biographies and speeches from some of the women featured in my book, plus others.
Google Doodles. Search the list to see which scientists have been honored so far and look at their doodle images.
Interesting Video Clips:
Check out these interesting clips featuring some of the scientists covered in the book. Some are short interviews (not overly technical and some produced by kids), news clips about their work, historical footage or short video biographies with pictures or film footage
Joy Adamson, naturalist
Virginia Apgar, physician
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, molecular biologist
Elizabeth Blackwell, physician
Rita Colwell, microbiologist
Marie Curie, physicist and chemist
Bonnie Dunbar, astronaut
Sylvia Earle, oceanographer
Gertrude B. Elion, chemist
Dian Fossey, anthropologist and primatologist
Rosalind Franklin, molecular biologist
Birute Mary Galdikas, primatologist
Frances Glessner Lee, forensic scientist
Jane Goodall, primatologist
Temple Grandin, animal sciences researcher
Grace Hopper, computer scientist
Mary-Claire King, geneticist
Hedy Lamarr, inventor
Stephanie Kwolek, chemist
Mary Leakey, archaeologist
Henrietta Leavitt, astronomer
Mireya Mayor, anthropologist and primatologist
Maria Mitchell, astronomer
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, geneticist
Ellen Ochoa, astronaut
Vera Cooper Rubin, astronomer
Tierney Thys, marine biologist
Available from wholesale outlets and various retail outlets.
This book is part of a Girls Rock! series featuring five other books. All are library reinforced editions available through Capstone Press.
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