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National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures is a well–organized book with a visually appealing layout. The content is appropriate and relevant to middle schoolers. Teachers will appreciate the connections to curriculum. The inclusion of tools to encourage further research is a helpful resource for teachers looking to offer content or career–based extension activities. You never know what will spark the interest in a student to pursue a career in STEM. This book is a good start.”
DIG Magazine, April 2018 Issue
"Architecture: Cool Women who Design Structures, by Elizabeth Schmermund, is another great addition to Nomad’s Girls in Science series. Interesting to read, its text, sidebars, and ask/answer sections stimulate and challenge readers to think “beyond the box.” Definitely recommended!"
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." Read the complete review online.
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Detailed Book Description
Architecture is everywhere! What style building do you live in? Is it a skyscraper, a Victorian home, or a modern building? In Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures, readers ages 9 to 12 examine the stories of women who are today designing the houses, schools, museums, and public spaces where we spend our time.
- 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.
- Readers learn about the history of architecture, as well as jobs in the field and the tasks that architects perform.
Cover photo courtesy of Center for Architecture NYC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Building Our World
A History of Architecture