Marine Biology - Cool Women Who Dive (Girls in Science)
Why is Earth called the Blue Planet? Because there's so much water on the surface that the planet looks blue from outer space!
Marine biology is the study of the plant and animal life in salt water environments, from microscopic plankton to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale. In Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive readers ages 9 to 12 explore the careers of three women who work within the science of marine biologyNatalie Arnoldi, Ashanti Johnson, and Lauren Mullineaux.
Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls' interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Compelling stories of real-life scientists provide readers with role models that they can look toward for examples of success.
Marine Biology uses engaging content, links to primary sources, and essential questions to whet kids' appetites for further exploration and study. This book explores the history of marine biology, the women who made key discoveries, and the multitude of varied careers in this exciting and important field. Marine Biology encourages both boys and girls to envision what lies beneath the miles of water that make up our planet.
Research has shown that girls lose interest in math and science as they reach the teen years. While theories vary on the reasons, experts agree that as a society we should support girls in their pursuit of the sciences. This important series is designed to do just that. Engagingly written, this series defines the fields of study, gives a historical perspective and recent progress of the field, and introduces girls to successful women in the field. Intermingled are primary source references with QR Codes, essential questions, and knowledge connections. Each book concludes with a timeline, glossary and additional resources. GRL available on the back of each