Making Inventions

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Women have been pioneers of inventions. Some have come up with practical ways to solve problems in their own lives, such as Marie van Brittan Brown, who invented closed-circuit TV because she did not feel safe opening the door in her New York City tenement block in the 1960s. Other women have been trained scientists working in laboratories, such as Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of bullet-proof Kevlar. Few of these women have received full credit, because their inventions are not always spectacular, yet we all use them every day: the windshield wiper, the paper bag, the coffee filter, and the diaper. This book tells their stories and describes their vital contributions.
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Written by Supriya Sahai
ISBN 978-1-338-80028-9
Key Features
  • Each book contains four in-depth biographies and eight mini biographies
  • A Science Super SHEro datafile highlights key aspects of featured scientists and their contributions.
  • Did You Know? sidebars explain science concepts aligned to school curriculum.
  • At Work With… feature shows the daily working lives of female scientists and the conditions they face
  • What’s Your Story? sidebars encourage readers to draw parallels with their own lives.
  • What Would You Do? sidebars encourage readers to think creatively about the scientists and their work.
  • Table of contents, glossary, Index
  • Pictorial timeline highlights major scientific breakthroughs made by women
  • Includes a map of important locations at the end of each book.
Fiction / Nonfiction Nonfiction
Item # 735764
Imprint Children's Press
Copyright 2022
Format Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size 7 1/4 x 8 3/8
Pages 48
Ages 8, 9, 10
Dewey 609.2/273
Guided Reading Level R
Lexile Level 950L
Grades 3 - 5
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