Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is beautifully illustrated as it is educational! It features 50 trailblazing women that changed the world of science, including well-known figures to lesser-knowns. Some of these women include Mamie Phipps Clark (Psychologist and Civil Rights Activist), Vera Rubin (Astronomer), Mary Anning (Fossil Collector and Paleontologist), Hedy Lamarr (Inventor and Film Actress), and Marie Curie (Physicist and Chemist).
Marie Curie was known for discovering two elements (polonium and radium), earning her Nobel prizes in the fields of physics and chemistry. Today, all of her research is kept in lead-lined cases since her materials from the 1890s are considered too dangerous to handle! Her cookbook is even highly radioactive. One must wear protective clothing if they wish to consult them. Grace Hopper changed the way we use computers by inventing the first compiler. You’ll also learn about Katherine Johnson, a physicist and mathematician, who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Do you have a scientist in the making? Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is the perfect book to celebrate women in science. It contains a wealth of information that adults and children alike would enjoy. The illustrations, short biographies, scientific explanations, infographics, and fun facts are entertaining enough to captivate anyone’s attention. It celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!
One winner will receive a copy of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky and their choice of $50 gift card for Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
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