ERIC Number: ED394888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Science Is Women's Work: Photos and Biographies of American Women in the Sciences.
Girls show an early interest in science, but are deterred from pursuing science careers as they get older due to society's stereotypes. This text identifies the many women in history who have made significant contributions to all scientific fields. The volume features the biographies of Maria Mitchell (Astronomer); Ellen Richards (Chemist, Ecologist); Ida Hyde (Physiologist); Florence Bascom (Geologist); Annie Cannon (Astronomer); Lillian Gilbreth (Industrial Engineer); Anna Wheeler (Mathematician); Leta Hollingworth (Educational Psychologist); Olive Hazlett (Mathematician); Margaret Mead (Anthropologist); Barbara McClintock (Geneticist); Grace Hopper (Mathematician); Maria Mayer (Nuclear Physicist); Rachel Carson (Marine Biologist); Rita Levi-Montalcini (Biologist); Chien-Shiung Wu (Nuclear Physicist); Gertrude Elion (Pharmacologist); Rosalyn Yalow (Research Nuclear Physicist); Jewel Cobb (Biologist); Dian Fossey (Primatologist); Reatha King (Chemist); Shirley Jackson (Theoretical Physicist); Lydia Villa-Komaroff (Molecular Biologist); Edna Paisano (Statistician); Constance Noguchi (Physical Biochemist); and Judith Resnik (Electrical Engineer). A 16-item list of additional resources pertaining to women in science concludes the book. (JAG)
Descriptors: Biographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Science Education, Sciences, Social Studies, Women Scientists, Womens Studies
National Women's History Project, 7738 Bell Road, Windsor, CA 95492.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Women's History Project, Windsor, CA.