Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms

Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms

Does the weather fascinate you? Are you curious about where storms get their strength? Do you ever think about what the long-term effect of weather patterns will be on the earth? Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms introduces readers ages 9 to 12 to three women working in meteorology who are making an impact and inspiring future generations of meteorologists.

  • Introduces readers to real women who are making strides in the field of meteorology, making career goals feel obtainable.
  • Educators have observed that interest in science and math tends to dissipate in girls between the ages 7 to 10 and have cited the value of role models to a female student’s continued interest in STEM subjects.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $6.99

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL T

Subjects

  • Earth/Space Science

Author
 

Illustrator
Lena Chandhok 

Specs

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

Includes

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

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619305410
  • Hardcover, 9781619305373

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Does the weather fascinate you? Are you curious about where storms get their strength? Do you ever think about what the long-term effect of weather patterns will be on the earth? Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms introduces readers ages 9 to 12 to three women working in meteorology who are making an impact and inspiring future generations of meteorologists.

  • Introduces readers to real women who are making strides in the field of meteorology, making career goals feel obtainable.
  • Educators have observed that interest in science and math tends to dissipate in girls between the ages 7 to 10 and have cited the value of role models to a female student’s continued interest in STEM subjects.

Reviews

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“Throughout time, girls have struggled to find role models in science. This series – Girls In Science – showcases women in various roles who are standouts in their fields of study. These two books [Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms, and Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures], along with the others in the series, do a wonderful job of highlighting the diversity of many fields of science. They focus on the variety of jobs within each field, the history of the field and the rewards of working hard to achieve these positions. This series is one that will benefit many young readers and can broaden our views. Whether just reading for fun or using as supplemental learning resources, these books are packed full of encouraging and helpful information.”

Praise for other titles in the Girls in Science series:

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.”

Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive
Elizabeth A. Burgess, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, John H. Prescott Marine Laboratory, New England Aquarium
“This book encourages a deep curiosity about our oceans, marine life, and the diversity of science. It will inspire any young marine enthusiast to pursue their passions and to follow on from many influential women and their pioneering work in discovering our Blue Planet. The women and information showcased in this book send a message that ‘under water, there are no boundaries.’”

Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly
Jill Long, aviator, owner of Ragged Edge Aviation

Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly has outstanding examples of ‘cool women’ who followed in Besse Coleman’s footsteps and ‘refused to take “No” for an answer!’ I look forward to seeing those who read this book flying off my wingtip someday!”


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Author-Illustrator

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Karen Bush Gibson

Karen Bush Gibson is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. One of her books about women aviators was named a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and a selection in Air & Space/Smithsonian‘s Best Children’s Books of 2013 roundup of aviation and space-themed books. Karen lives in Norman, Oklahoma.



More Details

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

Reviews

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“Throughout time, girls have struggled to find role models in science. This series – Girls In Science – showcases women in various roles who are standouts in their fields of study. These two books [Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms, and Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures], along with the others in the series, do a wonderful job of highlighting the diversity of many fields of science. They focus on the variety of jobs within each field, the history of the field and the rewards of working hard to achieve these positions. This series is one that will benefit many young readers and can broaden our views. Whether just reading for fun or using as supplemental learning resources, these books are packed full of encouraging and helpful information.”

Praise for other titles in the Girls in Science series:

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.”

Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive
Elizabeth A. Burgess, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, John H. Prescott Marine Laboratory, New England Aquarium
“This book encourages a deep curiosity about our oceans, marine life, and the diversity of science. It will inspire any young marine enthusiast to pursue their passions and to follow on from many influential women and their pioneering work in discovering our Blue Planet. The women and information showcased in this book send a message that ‘under water, there are no boundaries.’”

Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly
Jill Long, aviator, owner of Ragged Edge Aviation

Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly has outstanding examples of ‘cool women’ who followed in Besse Coleman’s footsteps and ‘refused to take “No” for an answer!’ I look forward to seeing those who read this book flying off my wingtip someday!”


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Karen Bush Gibson

Karen Bush Gibson is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. One of her books about women aviators was named a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and a selection in Air & Space/Smithsonian‘s Best Children’s Books of 2013 roundup of aviation and space-themed books. Karen lives in Norman, Oklahoma.