Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Engineers: With Stem Projects for Kids
Have you crossed over a bridge today? Have you ridden an elevator to a top floor? Have you opened up a carton of milk? All of these things Read More
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Detailed Book Description
Have you crossed over a bridge today? Have you ridden an elevator to a top floor? Have you opened up a carton of milk? All of these things were made possible through engineering!
In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Engineers with STEM Projects for Kids, readers ages 8 to 11 meet five female engineers who revolutionized the role of women in engineering, including Ellen Swallow Richards, Emily Warren Roebling, Kate Gleason, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and Mary Jackson. Short sidebars highlight the accomplishments of contemporary female engineers and reveal the ways that women are finding success in engineering today, pointing the way for young people to imagine their place in engineering in the future.
Using a fun narrative style, engaging illustrations combined with photography, fascinating facts, essential questions, links to online resources, and hands-on projects, this book deepens readers’ creative and critical thinking skills.
Engineers is part of a set of four Gutsy Girls Go for Science books that explore career connections for young scientists. The other titles in this series include Paleontologists, Astronauts, and Programmers.
Try these hands-on STEM projects!
- Create a presentation on processed food
- Make a model suspension bridge
- Test organizational psychology
- Research women working at NASA today
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: What Is Engineering?
Chapter One: Ellen Swallow Richards: Environment Engineer
Research modern environmental issues
Create a presentation on processed food
Chapter Two: Emily Warren Roebling: Chief Engineer
Make a model suspension bridge
Research a standing bridge
Chapter Three: Catherine “Kate” Gleason: Mechanical Engineer
Research mechanical engineering
Learn about gears
Chapter Four: Lillian Moller Gilbreth: Industrial Engineer
Explore early working conditions
Test organizational psychology
Chapter Five: Mary Jackson: Aeronautical and Space Engineer
Research women working at NASA today
Compare and contrast private and public space exploration