Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they’ll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what’s beyond the nebulous boundaries of space.

In Astronomy: Cool Women in Space, young readers will be inspired by stories of women who have made great strides in a field that takes courage, persistence, and creativity to pursue. For many decades, female astronomers have been defining the field by making discoveries that changed the human relationship with space. Astronomy: Cool Women in Space will introduce young readers to three women who are bringing the science of astronomy forward and inspiring the next generation of astronomers.

The primary sources, essentials questions, and knowledge connections within Astronomy: Cool Women in Space encourage both boys and girls to explore our celestial world while being inspired to ask what role they might play in the next discovery.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $6.75

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL T

Subjects

  • Earth/Space Science
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Physics
  • STEM - STEAM

Author
 

Illustrator
Lena Chandhok 

Specs

  • 5.75 x 9
  • 4-color interior
  • 112 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Charts
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index
  • Biographies

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619303300
  • Hardcover, 9781619303263

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Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they’ll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what’s beyond the nebulous boundaries of space.

In Astronomy: Cool Women in Space, young readers will be inspired by stories of women who have made great strides in a field that takes courage, persistence, and creativity to pursue. For many decades, female astronomers have been defining the field by making discoveries that changed the human relationship with space. Astronomy: Cool Women in Space will introduce young readers to three women who are bringing the science of astronomy forward and inspiring the next generation of astronomers.

The primary sources, essentials questions, and knowledge connections within Astronomy: Cool Women in Space encourage both boys and girls to explore our celestial world while being inspired to ask what role they might play in the next discovery.


Reviews

CLEAR REVIEWS/Goodreads
“Part history of astronomy, part biography of three notable women in science, this book offers an informative read for young women interested in astronomy either as a career or for recreation. The biographies cover Nancy Grace Roman, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Andrea Ghez and encourages young women to follow in their footsteps with interesting facts, links and pictures. I would definitely call this a pep-rally for women in the sciences.”

Children’s Literature
“This book introduces young readers to three women who are setting the bar for females to achieve careers in astronomy: Nancy Roman, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and Andrea Ghez . . . .an excellent addition for all school libraries to offer supplemental reading for science classes, and to encourage girls to pursue careers in science and technology.”

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . .Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”

Dr. Laura Trouille, Astronomer, the Adler Planetarium and Northwestern University
“An engaging and inspirational addition to a genre in significant need of quality publications for young women and girls. I will be happily recommending this book to every aspiring astronomer who visits the Adler!”

Victoria Obenchain, Science Teacher, Instructor at Sally Ride Science Camp
“This book is a testament to the fact that women are incredibly important to science and that their contributions to understanding the universe as it is known today are huge!”

Catherine Piper Shelton, Director of Curriculum and Technology, U.S. Space & Rocket Center
“I see this book sparking an interest in astronomy for any girl. It connects the science with careers, and the past with the present—and future.”

Christopher Malott, Assistant Program Director, AstroCamp
“Not only is this book a great introduction to astronomy, it does a great job showing that much of the important work in astronomy, past and present, has been by women.”

Praise for other titles by Anita Yasuda:

Explore the Solar System!
CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association) Highly Recommended. 4 out of 4 Stars!
Explore the Solar System! provides young readers with a book that arouses curiosity about the world of space though an attractive format that includes facts with fun-filled activities. Elementary teachers will appreciate the variety of hands-on activities, games and experiments that will assist their students in understanding the different science concepts of the solar system . . . a great resource to share and enjoy with children. It is a useful addition to a home or school library.”

Explore Natural Resources!
National Science Teachers Association
“Does your approach to teaching natural resources consist of talking to students, showing a video, and maybe inviting a guest speaker? If you are ready for something more engaging, Explore Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects is a required science resource . . . The greatest strength of this book may be that it is visually appealing. Every page is attractive and comprised of pictures, vocabulary, and text that will not only inform but entertain the eye. Teachers should consider teaching one chapter per week, which will allow them to have enough time to supervise the elementary aged students. This is the perfect activity book to instruct and demonstrate the immediate interconnectedness humans have with natural resources and the world.”

Explore the Wild West!
2012 Gold Moonbeam Award

School Library Journal
“Entertaining and informative. This is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West.”


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More Details

Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: T
Subjects: Earth/Space Science, Engineering & Technology, Physics, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 5.75 x 9 , 4-color interior , 112 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Charts, Glossary, Resources, Index, Biographies ,

Reviews

CLEAR REVIEWS/Goodreads
“Part history of astronomy, part biography of three notable women in science, this book offers an informative read for young women interested in astronomy either as a career or for recreation. The biographies cover Nancy Grace Roman, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Andrea Ghez and encourages young women to follow in their footsteps with interesting facts, links and pictures. I would definitely call this a pep-rally for women in the sciences.”

Children’s Literature
“This book introduces young readers to three women who are setting the bar for females to achieve careers in astronomy: Nancy Roman, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and Andrea Ghez . . . .an excellent addition for all school libraries to offer supplemental reading for science classes, and to encourage girls to pursue careers in science and technology.”

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . .Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”

Dr. Laura Trouille, Astronomer, the Adler Planetarium and Northwestern University
“An engaging and inspirational addition to a genre in significant need of quality publications for young women and girls. I will be happily recommending this book to every aspiring astronomer who visits the Adler!”

Victoria Obenchain, Science Teacher, Instructor at Sally Ride Science Camp
“This book is a testament to the fact that women are incredibly important to science and that their contributions to understanding the universe as it is known today are huge!”

Catherine Piper Shelton, Director of Curriculum and Technology, U.S. Space & Rocket Center
“I see this book sparking an interest in astronomy for any girl. It connects the science with careers, and the past with the present—and future.”

Christopher Malott, Assistant Program Director, AstroCamp
“Not only is this book a great introduction to astronomy, it does a great job showing that much of the important work in astronomy, past and present, has been by women.”

Praise for other titles by Anita Yasuda:

Explore the Solar System!
CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association) Highly Recommended. 4 out of 4 Stars!
Explore the Solar System! provides young readers with a book that arouses curiosity about the world of space though an attractive format that includes facts with fun-filled activities. Elementary teachers will appreciate the variety of hands-on activities, games and experiments that will assist their students in understanding the different science concepts of the solar system . . . a great resource to share and enjoy with children. It is a useful addition to a home or school library.”

Explore Natural Resources!
National Science Teachers Association
“Does your approach to teaching natural resources consist of talking to students, showing a video, and maybe inviting a guest speaker? If you are ready for something more engaging, Explore Natural Resources! With 25 Great Projects is a required science resource . . . The greatest strength of this book may be that it is visually appealing. Every page is attractive and comprised of pictures, vocabulary, and text that will not only inform but entertain the eye. Teachers should consider teaching one chapter per week, which will allow them to have enough time to supervise the elementary aged students. This is the perfect activity book to instruct and demonstrate the immediate interconnectedness humans have with natural resources and the world.”

Explore the Wild West!
2012 Gold Moonbeam Award

School Library Journal
“Entertaining and informative. This is a useful and engaging introductory overview of the Wild West.”


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