Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Paleontologists: With Stem Projects for Kids
Who were the first people to walk upright? What kind of life existed millions of years ago? How have organisms changed through the eons? These are the kinds Read More
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Who were the first people to walk upright? What kind of life existed millions of years ago? How have organisms changed through the eons? These are the kinds of questions that keep paleontologists awake at night!
In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Paleontologists with STEM Projects for Kids, readers 8 to 11 meet five female paleontologists who made breakthrough discoveries of ancient life from millions of years ago, including Mary Anning, Mignon Talbot, Tilly Edinger, Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, and Mary Leakey. These women all led fascinating lives while working in the field and in the lab, often facing challenges because of their gender and race.
Using a fun narrative style, engaging illustrations combined with photography, fascinating facts, essential questions, and hands-on projects, this book invites kids to make real-world connections and deepen their critical and creative thinking skills.
Paleontologists 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 Programmers, Engineers, and Astronauts.
Try these hands-on STEM projects!
- Model an excavation
- Prepare specimens
- Interview a scientist
- Create a paleontology diorama
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Digging into the Past
Make a scientist’s journal
Chapter 1: Mary Anning
Start a collection
Chapter 2: Mignon Talbot
Model an excavation
Make a timeline of life
Chapter 3: Tilly Edinger
Name the dinosaurs
Chapter 4: Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska
Find clues in teeth
Chapter 5: Mary Leakey
Interview a scientist
Create a paleontology diorama