Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World

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Eugenie Clark was a marine scientist who studied sharks. Thanks to her we know a lot more about marine life. Gertrude Elion won the Nobel prize because she discovered ways to create drugs that healed specific unhealthy cells. Catherine Johnson helped a lot with space projects, in constructing rockets, and was really helpful to NASA. Mary Tharp discovered the ridges, mountains, and volcanoes that were under the ocean floor. Since she was a woman, her partner went out on the boats to find the things she talked about, and afterwards people believed her, whereas before they hadn’t. Florence Ellis discovered a Catholic church underground and learned a lot of things about how people lived a long time ago. The last woman, Eleanor Burbidge, was an astronomer. This book is good for learning about these six female scientists who made a lot of important discoveries. You learn about how it was hard for them to be scientists because they were women but how they kept going to do what they believed in. It is really fun and interesting to read. The book has very interesting photographs of these women, too. If you are interested in science, you will enjoy reading this book.

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Author Laurie Lawlor
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Holiday House
Publish Date 2017-Apr-26
ISBN 9780823436750
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Issue July 2017
Category Children's


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