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      Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Astronauts with STEM Activities for Kids

      by Klepeis, Alicia

      Apr 2020

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      Do you dream of going into space? Do you wonder what it’s like on the moon?

      In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Astronauts with STEM Projects for Kids, readers ages 8 through 11 explore the lives of some of the world’s most amazing female astronauts. Bonnie Dunbar, Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Sunita Williams, and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are all pioneers in the field of space exploration. These women trained for years to develop the skills necessary to become astronauts, taking risks and pushing the limits of what we know about life in space.

      Using a fun narrative style, engaging illustrations combined with photography, fascinating facts, essential questions, and hands-on projects, this book invites kids to make real-world connections and deepen their critical and creative thinking skills.

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

      by Diane C. Taylor

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      $21.50 Special Order
      Have you crossed over a bridge today? Have you ridden an elevator to a top floor? Have you opened up a carton of milk? All of these things were made possible through engineering!

      In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Engineers with STEM Projects for Kids, readers ages 8 to 11 meet five female engineers who revolutionized the role of women in engineering, including Ellen Swallow Richards, Emily Warren Roebling, Kate Gleason, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and Mary Jackson. Short sidebars highlight the accomplishments of contemporary female engineers and reveal the ways that women are finding success in engineering today, pointing the way for young people to imagine their place in engineering in the future.

      Using a fun narrative style, engaging illustrations combined with photography, fascinating facts, essential questions, links to online resources, and hands-on projects, this book deepens readers’ creative and critical thinking skills.

      Please note: This title is available by special order only and cannot be used as a substitution or replacement for JLG or SLJ Series Nonfiction Category books. Nor does it qualify as a free book choice. Orders for this title cannot be canceled.

      Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Paleontologists with STEM Projects for Kids

      by Karen Gibson

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      $21.50 Special Order
      Who were the first people to walk upright? What kind of life existed millions of years ago? How have organisms changed through the eons? These are the kinds of questions that keep paleontologists awake at night!

      In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Paleontologists with STEM Projects for Kids, readers 8 to 11 meet five female paleontologists who made breakthrough discoveries of ancient life from millions of years ago, including Mary Anning, Mignon Talbot, Tilly Edinger, Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, and Mary Leakey. These women all led fascinating lives while working in the field and in the lab, often facing challenges because of their gender and race.

      Using a fun narrative style, engaging illustrations combined with photography, fascinating facts, essential questions, and hands-on projects, this book invites kids to make real-world connections and deepen their critical and creative thinking skills.

      Please note: This title is available by special order only and cannot be used as a substitution or replacement for JLG or SLJ Series Nonfiction Category books. Nor does it qualify as a free book choice. Orders for this title cannot be canceled.
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