Grasping Mysteries: Girls Who Loved Math

ISBN-10: 1534460691
ISBN-13: 9781534460690
Author: Atkins, Jeannine
Interest Level: 6-12
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: July 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 320

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Interest Level

Grades 6-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 960L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

Learn about seven groundbreaking women in math and science in this biographical novel-in-verse, a companion Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science. After a childhood spent looking up at the stars, Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and to earn a salary for scientific research. Florence Nightingale was a trailblazing nurse whose work reformed hospitals and one of the founders of the field of medical statistics. The first female electrical engineer, Hertha Marks Ayrton registered twenty-six patents for her inventions. Marie Tharp helped create the first map of the entire ocean floor, which helped scientists understand our subaquatic world and suggested how the continents shifted. A mathematical prodigy, Katherine Johnson calculated trajectories and launch windows for many NASA projects including the Apollo 11 mission. Edna Lee Paisano , a citizen of the Nez Perce Nation, was the first Native American to work full time for the Census Bureau, overseeing a large increase in American Indian and Alaskan Nativ
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