Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Engineers: With STEM Projects for Kids

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Price
$14.95  $13.90
Publisher
Nomad Press (VT)
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Pages
112
Dimensions
7.5 X 9.0 X 0.2 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781619307858

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About the Author

Diane C. Taylor is a freelance writer whose published works include both fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of The Renaissance Thinkers, The Renaissance Artists, and World War II from Nomad Press. Diane lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Shululu (Hui Li) has always been driven by curiosity. She received a PhD in computational chemistry from the University of Chicago and is the illustrator of the Physical Science for Kids set of nonfiction picture books from Nomad Press. She is devoted to bringing joy and science to young readers through fun illustrations! She lives with her husband in New York, New York.

Reviews

Praise for other titles by Diane C. Taylor

The Renaissance Artists: With History Projects for Kids

Booklist STARRED Review
"This is a wonderfully enticing introduction to the Renaissance via the lives of five artists: Michelangelo, da Vinci, Titian, Botticelli, and Raphael. . . This appealing package will attract browsers and be a boon to student researchers and their teachers."


Praise for other titles by Diane C. Taylor

The Renaissance Artists: With History Projects for Kids

Kirkus Reviews
"Five famous artists of the Renaissance--Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian--are introduced in a format aimed at getting young readers to think. . . The tone is conversational and provokes curiosity over fact mastery and passive consumption. A conscientious examination of the subject that encourages critical thinking, application, and broad perspective."


Praise for Technology: Cool Women Who Code from the Girls in Science series

National Science Teachers Association Recommends
"Coding is extremely popular with students now as they work to develop games and apps to meet the common social and gaming interests. Written like a magazine with short reading areas followed by "Ask & Answer" essential questions, the book focuses on reading comprehension and reasoning skills while also teaching about technology then and now. . . This book is anything but dull and definitely not 'textbooky'".

A Mighty Girl Weekly Round Up

"This girl-empowering STEM series introduces aspiring young scientists to a variety of career fields through the stories of groundbreaking women who made their mark in four disciplines: Paleontology, Space Exploration, Computer Programming, and Engineering. Each Gutsy Girls book introduces five remarkable role models, telling each woman's story in an engaging chapter-length biography filled with full-color photos, artwork, timelines, and sidebars full of fun facts. Hands-on 'field assignments' encouraging experimentation and critical thinking are interspersed throughout the books, including ones focused on building a space rover, preparing specimens, and designing a web page. These fascinating books' combination of women's history and STEM activities will encourage young readers to imagine themselves as the gutsy scientists of the future. Ages: 8 to 11"


School Library Journal Series Made Simple
"These sprightly biography anthologies spotlight five women whose curiosity and determination led them to break barriers and change perceptions. QR codes support information relayed in time lines, archive photos, reflective questions, sidebars, and pull quotes. The codes are used to their very best effect, sending readers to news reports, archival video, websites, TEDx talks, and even a webcomic. Each link is listed in the backmatter. The five or six activities per book range from simple observation to rather involved projects and forgo detailed instructions, instead encouraging readers to make choices and assemble materials and create their own challenges. Engineers is a standout for showcasing little-known stories like water safety pioneer Ellen Swallow Richards, while Programmers has the best activities and uses real programming tools. VERDICT: A holistic approach incorporating personal stories, history, and STEM content."