Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Programmers
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Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Programmers: With Stem Projects for Kids

Illustrated by Hui Li

Do you like solving problems? Are you dying to automate even the simplest of processes? Do you always need to know how things?

Programming is the process of breaking Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 7.5x9 size | 4-color interior | 112 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Engineering & Technology


Praise for Technology: Cool Women Who Code from the Girls in Science series

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+: Recommended
Technology: Cool Women Who Code highlights three women that have contributed to technology in STEM and is an excellent book for young girls. The inspirational stories of these successful women in STEM are the perfect introduction to the careers and contributions in technology for young readers . . . This is a much needed book for our time for young readers to be inspired by strong females in the world of STEM, and recommended for both boys and girls.”

National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“Coding is extremely popular with students now as they work to develop games and apps to meet the common social and gaming interests. Written like a magazine with short reading areas followed by “Ask & Answer” essential questions, the book focuses on reading comprehension and reasoning skills while also teaching about technology then and now. . . This book is anything but dull and definitely not ‘textbooky’”.

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Do you like solving problems? Are you dying to automate even the simplest of processes? Do you always need to know how things?

Programming is the process of breaking down complex tasks into a set of instructions. This is what programmers do when they write code that will make your computer do what you tell it to! In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Programmers with STEM Projects for Kids, readers ages 8 to 11 meet five female programmers who made revolutionary discoveries and inventions that changed the way people used technology! Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, the ENIAC women, Dorothy Vaughan, and Margaret Hamilton all broke through barriers of both gender and race to succeed in a field they loved.

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.

Programmers 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, Engineers, and Astronauts.

Try these hands-on STEM projects!

  • Build a prototype
  • Discover the world of variables
  • Design a web page
  • Build an app



Introduction: Computer Talk
Behind the Scenes

Chapter 1
Ada Lovelace: The Countess of Computers
Breaking It Down

Chapter 2
Grace Hopper: Queen of Code
It’s Time to Scratch

Chapter 3
The ENIAC Women: Unsung Heros
Meet Alice

Chapter 4
Dorothy Vaughan: Early NASA Programmer
Try This! HTML

Chapter 5
Margaret Hamilton: Programming to the Moon
Try This! HTML