Superwomen in STEM: Women Scientists in Astronomy and Space, 1st Edition

  • Nancy Dickmann
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1538214040
  • ISBN-13: 9781538214046
  • DDC: 305.435
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Exploring and studying space are among humanity's greatest accomplishments, but history books have too often neglected the incredible work of women astronomers and scientists. This informative book illuminates the lives and achievements of astronomical geniuses, from Wang Zhenyi of the Qing dynasty, to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Mini bio and feature boxes provide fast facts on each featured scientist, and a gallery spread introduces readers to even more crucial women astronomers. Quotes from each scientist and their contemporaries inspire readers to develop their own love of STEM. Beautiful original illustrations and vibrant photographs pull readers into this thoughtful book. A thorough timeline gives readers a view of women's progress in the field of astronomy, and a Science Now spread shows readers the wonders of modern day astronomy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Looking to the Stars.
2: Wang Zhenyi.
3: Caroline Herschel.
4: Maria Mitchell.
5: Henrietta Swan Leavitt.
6: Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
7: Sally Ride.
Science Now.
Further Information.