Understanding Earth

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What shapes our planet? Women have been answering the question for centuries on many levels. Scientists such as Marie Curie have investigated the building blocks of matter, and the physical forces that act upon them. Geologists have studied the rocks beneath our feet by venturing dangerously close to erupting volcanoes, and have figured out what lies at Earth’s center and why its surface moves as it does. Women have also led the way in exploring the planet’s atmosphere and the causes and effects of climate change, the most urgent problem scientists are trying to solve. This book tells their stories and describes their vital contributions.
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Written by Nancy Dickmann
ISBN 978-1-338-80050-0
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 # 735793
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 509.2/52
Guided Reading Level R
Lexile Level 860L
Grades 3 - 5
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