The Science and Technology of Marie Curie
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The Science and Technology of Marie Curie

Illustrated by Michelle Simpson
Available November 2020! Who gets to do science? During a time when most people would answer, “Men,” Marie Curie followed her passion for science and earned two Nobel Prizes! In The Science and Technology of Marie Curie, readers ages 9 through 12 explore Curie’s groundbreaking scientific research in physics and chemistry and discover how this research forced people to rethink the very structure of their surrounding world . . . and the role of women within it.
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Who gets to do science? During a time when most people would answer, “Men,” Marie Curie followed her passion for science and earned two Nobel Prizes!

In The Science and Technology of Marie Curie, readers ages 9 through 12 explore Curie’s groundbreaking scientific research in physics and chemistry and discover how this research forced people to rethink the very structure of their surrounding world . . . and the role of women within it. Her commitment to understanding that which the human eye cannot see led to the discovery of two new elements—polonium and radium—and to the birth of a new field of research into radioactivity. In the process, she was the first woman to earn a Nobel Prize and the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields, all as she reset ideas around women’s roles in society.

Through hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources, kids zoom in for a closer look into Curie’s world.

Try these hands-on chemistry projects!

  • Design a 3-D model of the periodic table
  • Model the structure of an atom
  • Compute the half-life of M&Ms
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781647410193
Paperback, $17.95
9781647410223
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Engineering & Technology
Leveling: Ages 9-12 |Grade Level 4-6 |

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Meet Marie Curie

Chapter 1
Visualizing the Invisible: Discovering Radiation

Chapter 2
Breaking Down the Compounds

Chapter 3
Medical Technology in the War to End All Wars

Chapter 4
Icon of Women’s Achievement in Science

Chapter 5
Marie Curie’s Legacy

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Selected Bibliography
Essential Questions
Index