Science and Technology of Marie Curie
A science biography that delves into the world of Marie Curie, a person who revolutionized the way we perceive the universe while getting the world to question gender roles and social norms. Follow in her footsteps with hands-on STEM activities!
In The Science and Technology of Marie Curie, readers ages 9 through 12 explore Curie’s groundbreaking scientific research in physics and chemistry and discover how her work forced people to rethink the very structure of the surrounding world and the role of women within it. Her commitment to understanding things the human eye can’t even see led to the discovery of two new elements?polonium and radium?and to the birth of a new field of research around radioactivity. In the process, she was the first woman to earn a Nobel Prize and the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields, all as she reset society’s ideas about women’s roles in society. By learning about the work of Marie Curie, kids gain insight into the atomic universe through hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources that encourage readers to take a closer look into everything going on around them.
Biographies are so valuable for students to read. Learning about a historical figures early life helps readers more fully understand what they learn about them later on. When it comes to scientists, background knowledge provides context for their science careers. What were they like as a student? Were there many failures before their successes? What were their habits and methods? What did others think of them during their lifetime? Were they married with children? A reader may find a connection that sparks something within them! Perhaps in reading about Da Vinci a student starts to regularly journal their ideas. These books flow well and are very readable. The text is interesting, and the graphics are varied and helpful. There are loads of photographs and illustrations in each volume. ~Sara
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