Women Scientists & Inventors: A Science Puzzle Book

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Good Year Books, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 94 pages
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Kids will enjoy solving these puzzles that teach science history while also improving vocabulary and reading comprehension. Each puzzle is introduced by a short narrative about a particular discovery. Solving the puzzle reveals the name of the female scientist or inventor. The book covers 42 examples of women's contributions in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and applied science. Students will learn who wrote the first computer program, discovered pulsars, designed the street-cleaning machine, proved that chromosomes determine sex, invented radial tires, and much more. Grades 4-8. Answer key. Bibliography. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 94 pages.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
FortyFive Patents and a Nobel Prize
2
The First Computer Programmer
4
Saving Blue Babies
6
Formulas for Einstein
8
The Spiral Shape of DNA
10
The Atomic Nature of Radioactivity
12
Radial Tires and Bulletproof Vests
14
A PeopleSafe Fungus Killer
46
The Nuclear Shell
48
Individual Room Temperature Controls
50
Nuclear Fission
52
An Absence of Symmetry
54
The First Computer Compiler
56
Stars That Brighten and Dim
58
Computer Systems for NASA
60

The Modern StreetCleaning Machine
16
The Origin of the Elements
18
Jumping Genes
20
The Discovery of Pulsars
22
Sunspots Jupiters Surface and Saturns Rings
24
What Makes Nerves Grow?
26
The Big Brown Paper Bag
28
A Partial Solution
30
The Creation of AZT
32
An Icthyosaur Skeleton
34
New Semiconductor Materials
36
A Hydrometer and an Astrolabe
38
Identical Strains for the Lab
40
The Molecular Structure of Vitamin B12
42
The Benzene Ring
44
Air and Noise Pollution Controls
62
Early Statements
64
Adding to the Periodic Table
66
Avoiding Computer Overload
68
The Way Lymph Travels
70
Rings That Rotate
72
Chromosomes Determine Sex
74
The Electric Arc and Ripple Marks
76
Radioactive Tracers
78
An Underwater Telescope
80
Artificial Radioactive Elements
82
The Human Sugar Cycle
84
Answer Key
86
Selected Bibliography
94
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