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Engineers: With STEM Projects for Kids (Gutsy Girls Go for Science Series)

Engineers: With STEM Projects for Kids (Gutsy Girls Go for Science Series)

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Overview

Hands-on STEM projects shine a light into the world of engineering and encourage kids ages 8 to 11 to learn about five female engineers who changed the way things work in this full-color book that teaches critical and creative thinking.

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.

• Through hands-on STEM projects such as researching organizational psychology, conducting a virtual tour of a model bridge, and creating a presentation about processed food, kids gain the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in engineering.

• Essential questions, cool facts about female engineers, and links to online resources all reinforce high-level learning.

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


About the Gutsy Girls Go for Science set and Nomad Press

Engineers is part of a set of four Gutsy Girls Go for Science books that explore career connections for young scientists. The other titles in this series include Paleontologists, Astronauts, and Programmers.

Nomad Press books in the Gutsy Girls Go for Science series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad’s unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.

All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619307858
Publisher: Nomad Press
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Series: Gutsy Girls Go for Science Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 452,365
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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.

Table of Contents

Timeline
Introduction: What Is Engineering?
Chapter One: Ellen Swallow Richards: Environment Engineer
Research modern environmental issues
Create a presentation on processed food
Chapter Two: Emily Warren Roebling: Chief Engineer
Make a model suspension bridge
Research a standing bridge
Chapter Three: Katherine “Kate” Gleason: Mechanical Engineer
Research mechanical engineering
Learn about gears
Chapter Four: Lillian Moller Gilbreth: Industrial Engineer
Explore early working conditions
Test organizational psychology
Chapter Five: Mary Jackson: Aeronautical and Space Engineer
Research women working at NASA today
Compare and contrast private and public space exploration
Glossary
Resources
Index

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