Can one girl's questions change the world?
Women in Chemistry follows a conversation between an inquisitive young girl, who wonders what living things are made of, and a scientifically astute narrator, whose answers are both accurate and approachable to a young mind. In this way, learning the basics of chemistry becomes a natural outcome of enjoying the story.
Designed to motivate girls to learn more about the natural world and see how one person can change the world, this book has been peer reviewed by an extensive team of scientists, science educators, and parents. One reviewer writes, "As a Biology teacher I appreciate the science, and as a dad of girls ages 6 and 3, I love its simplicity. The illustrations grab attention and the content is manageable."
Delve into the minds of inspirational women who've changed the world with their scientific discoveries. Scientists profiled include Cleopatra the Alchemist, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Dawn Shaughnessy, Rosalind Franklin, and Ada Yonath. Concepts covered in this book include: protons, neutrons, electrons, atoms, elements, the periodic table, molecules, chemical structures, chemical reactions, matter, mass, observations, research, hypotheses, experiments, and more.
This engaging story of women who have done pioneering work in chemistry sold more than 3,000 copies in its original Kickstarter run. The second book in the “Science Wide Open” series, Women in Chemistry is an ideal place for children to start their own journeys of discovery and wonder.