Geek Girls' Science Guide

Can't get enough of learning about the universe and the world around us? We totally get it! Every person is a a natural-born scientist - all you need is a sense of wonder and curiosity. So if you're excited about exploring the world, this guide is for you. Let's dive right in, have fun!

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Amazing Female Scientists

Ideas make a huge difference! Just take a look at these incredible women who changed the world through clever thinking and fearless curiosity. Their message? Believe in yourself, stay curious, and go explore!

Adriana Ocampo

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Science program manager at NASA. Lead the Juno and New Horizons missions to Pluto.

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Caroline Herschel

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Astronomer who discovered many comets, including one which bears her name.

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Chien-Shiung Wu

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Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate who worked on the Manhattan Project and other nuclear research.

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Cori Bargmann

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Uncovering the causes of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism.

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Dorothy Hodgkin

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Nobel Prize laureate who advanced X-ray techniques and found the makeup of vitamin B12.

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Elizabeth Blackwell

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American physician who was the first woman to become a medical doctor in the United States.

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Ellen Ochoa

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U.S. Astronaut (first Hispanic woman in space) and Director of the Johnson Space Center.

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Emily Levesque

Emily Levesque

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Discovered the hidden mechanisms driving the formation of massive stars and galaxies.

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France A.D. Cordova

France Anne-Dominic Cordova

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X-ray and gamma ray researcher. Astrophysicist and director of the National Science Foundation.

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Getrude Elion

Getrude Elion

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Nobel Prize in medicine laureate for important drug discoveries, including the AIDS drug AZT.

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Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher

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Biological anthropologist who researches love, relationships, sex, and attraction.

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Holley Moyes

Holley Moyes

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Explores caves and examines artifacts to understand the rituals of ancient people.

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Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia of Alexandria

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Early Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. Encouraged logical thinking.

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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

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Primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. The world's foremost expert on chimpanzees.

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Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna

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Developed CRISPR, a method of genetic engineering to make precise changes easily.

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Katherine Freese

Katherine Freese

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Theoretical astrophysicist who contributed to early research on dark matter and dark energy.

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Katrin Amunts

Katrin Amunts

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One of the world's most prominent neuroscientists focusing on brain research and brain mapping.

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Mae C. Jemison

Mae C Jemison

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NASA astronaut and first African-American woman to travel to space. Holds nine doctorates.

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Maria Mayer

Maria Mayer

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Physicist who received Nobel Prize for suggesting the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus.

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Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell

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First American woman to become a professional astronomer. Discovered many comets.

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

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Chemist and Nobel Prize laureate who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

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Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani

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Researching the complex mathematical relationships of twisting and stretching surfaces.

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Melissa Franklin

Melissa Franklin

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Found the first signs that top quarks exist. First woman to get tenure at Harvard University.

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Nina Tandon

Nina Tandon

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Uses stem cells to grow human bone - potentially changing how surgeries are performed.

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Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

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Marine biologist and conservationist who revolutionized the environmental movement.

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Rita Levi-Montalcini

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Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her studies and findings on the "nerve growth factor."

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Rosalind Franklin

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X-ray crystallographer and biophysicist who researched RNA, DNA, graphite, coal, and viruses.

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Sally Ride

Sally Ride

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First American woman in space (1983). Later became a professor of physics, researching optics.

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Sara Seager

Sara Seager

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Astronomer and
planetary scientist who has discovered more than 700 new planets.

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Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson

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Nuclear physics research. First African American woman to attain a doctorate degree at MIT.

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Fun Science Books for Girls

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." -- Carl Sagan

Ada and the Thinking Machine

Ages: 5+

Ada and the Thinking Machine

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

Ages: 4+

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

Like her father, Ada Lovelace had a vivid imagination and a creative gift for connecting ideas in original ways. Like her mother, she had a passion for science, math, and machines. A hundred years before the digital age, Ada envisioned the computer-driven world we know today. She showed how a machine could be coded and wrote the first computer program.

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Big Questions from Little People

Ages: 10+

Big Questions from Little People

Author Gemma Elwin Harris has lovingly compiled weighty questions from precocious grade school children—queries that have long dumbfounded even intelligent adults—and she’s gathered together a notable team of scientists, specialists, philosophers, and writers to find enlightening answers. A great read for curious minds!

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Cool Biology Activities for Girls

Ages: 8+

Cool Biology Activities for Girls

Get your science groove on and check out these awesome biology projects: Flowers that color themselves, tricks that confuse the brain, taking DNA from a banana. Biology is easy when you're having this much fun! This book takes complex scientific information and makes it interesting for children of all age groups. Thoroughly fascinating and fun.

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Cool Chemistry Activities for Girls

Ages: 10+

Cool Chemistry Activities for Girls

Interested in the fascinating world of chemistry? Then this book is for you! Get ready for cool chemistry experiments you can do at home: Fountains of flowing fun, ooey, gooey, stress-relieving putty, super sweet candy necklaces, and much more! Created by a former science teacher, this book will keep you entertained and excited!

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Cool Engineering Activities for Girls

Ages: 10+

Cool Engineering Activities for Girls

Another great book in the Cool Activities for Girls series. This one is all about the fascinating topic of engineering! Girls get to make tie-dye t-shirts made with markers, jewelry made from old CDs, a smores cooker powered by the sun, and many other fantastic contraptions. It's a great introduction to the topic for younger children and beginners.

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Cool Physics Activities for Girls

Ages: 8+

Cool Physics Activities for Girls

Physics can be endlessly fun with the right experiments. You get to make magnets that wave up and down, slime that dances to the beat, science tools that disappear before your eyes, and lots of other wacky experiments. So get your science groove on and check out these awesome physics projects. Science is easy when you're having fun!

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Carl Sagan's Cosmos

Ages: 8+

Carl Sagan's Cosmos

No science book list should be without Cosmos. It's one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Few books invoke this much magic and wonder about science, space, and astronomy.

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Evolution: A Colouring Book

Ages: 7+

Evolution: A Colouring Book

This book takes the concept of coloring books and, well, evolves it a bit. Interactive elements such as flaps, die cuts, stencils, and mix and match pages can all be colored in and engaged with in different ways. Clear text explains Charles Darwin's ideas and big bold drawings are exploding with fun. It's the perfect introduction to the topic for kids of all ages.

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Florence Nightingale

Ages: 7+

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine and nursing by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals safer and more effective became a lifelong mission, and remains relevant today. A beautiful picture book about her career.

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Girls Think of Everything

Ages: 10+

Girls Think of Everything

In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired them?

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Girls Who Looked Under Rocks

Ages: 10+

Girls Who Looked Under Rocks

This book portrays the youths and careers of six remarkable women whose curiosity about nature fueled a passion to steadfastly overcome obstacles to careers in traditionally men-only occupations. It features Maria Merian, Anna Comstock, Frances Hamerstrom, Rachel Carson, Miriam Rothschild, and Jane Goodall.

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52 Women Who Changed Science

Ages: 6+

52 Women Who Changed Science

Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but significant scientists who influence our every day, this book's vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed. From their first moment of scientific engagement to the research for which they’re known.

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I Wonder

Ages: 3+

I Wonder

Eva takes a walk with her mother and encounters a range of mysteries: from gravity, to life cycles, to the vastness of the universe. She learns that it’s okay to say “I don’t know,” and she discovers that there are some things even adults don’t know—mysteries for everyone to wonder about together! This book celebrates the feelings of awe and curiosity, an all-around magical read!

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Infinity and Me Picture Book

Ages: 6+

Infinity and Me Picture Book

Uma can't help feeling small when she peers up at the night sky. She begins to wonder about infinity. Is infinity a number that grows forever? Is it an endless racetrack? Could infinity be in an ice cream cone? Uma soon finds that the ways to think about this big idea may just be . . . infinite. A wonderful book that helps kids wrap their minds around infinity.

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It's NOT the Stork!

Ages: 4+

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What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? The answers are here! From an expert team comes a book for younger children about their bodies — a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, and health care providers can use with ease and confidence.

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Lab Girl

Ages: 16+

Lab Girl

Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. At the core of this book is the story of a relationship scientist Hope Jahrenforged with a brilliant, man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. A fascinating story about discoveries in plant biology and human emotions.

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Life in the Ocean

Ages: 9+

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Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she's designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls "the blue heart of the planet."

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Lise Meitner Had the Right Vision

Ages: 7+

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This book tells the fascinating story of Lise Meitner, an Austrian physicist who worked on radioactivity. It features humorous, cartoon-like original illustrations created by the author that help children get to know one of the world's greatest inventors and scientists. It also emphasizes the hard work, patience, and fearless curiosity needed to do science.

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Look Up!

Ages: 7+

Look Up!

Henrietta Levitt was the first person to discover the scientific importance of a star’s brightness—so why has no one heard of her? Learn all about a female pioneer of astronomy in this picture book biography with audio. Henrietta was born on July 4, 1868, and she changed the course of astronomy when she was just twenty-five years old. The fascinating story of a fearless girl.

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Magnificent Minds

Ages: 12+

Magnificent Minds

For centuries, women have risen above their traditional roles to pursue new understanding of the natural world. This book, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, introduces the lives, sayings, and dreams of sixteen women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, computer science, and medicine.

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Marvelous Mattie

Ages: 8+

Marvelous Mattie

With her sketchbook labeled My Inventions and her father's toolbox, Mattie could make almost anything – toys, sleds, and a foot warmer. When she was just twelve years old, Mattie designed a metal guard to prevent shuttles from shooting off textile looms and injuring workers. As an adult, Mattie invented the machine that makes the square-bottom paper bags we still use today.

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Mary Walker Wears the Pants

Ages: 10+

Mary Walker Wears the Pants

Mary Edwards Walker was unconventional for her time: She was one of the first women doctors in the country, she was a suffragist, and she wore pants! And when the Civil War struck, she took to the battlefields in a modified Union uniform as a commissioned doctor. This picture book tells the story of a remarkable woman who lived life on her own terms.

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Me . . . Jane

Ages: 2+

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The story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one day she finds that her dream has come true. Jane later founded the Goodall Institute, a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference.

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Mother to Tigers

Ages: 5+

Mother to Tigers

You are so cold and thin that someone with kind hands puts you on a heating pad and sits by you for hours, moistening your mouth with milk. Your new mother is Helen Delaney Martini, who has already raised a lion cub in her New York apartment. Tigers in the bathtub will be no problem for her and her husband, Fred.

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My Name Is Not Isabella

Ages: 4+

My Name Is Not Isabella

Who is your hero? Isabella's include U.S. astronaut Sally Ride and activist Rosa Parks, but there's no bigger hero than Isabella's own mommy! Join Isabella on an adventure of discovery and find out how these extraordinary women teach her the importance of being her equally extraordinary self.

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Packing for Mars

Ages: 16+

Packing for Mars

Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year or smell flowers? The author shows how it's possible to experience space on Earth. Surreal and very entertaining to read.

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Primates

Ages: 8+

Primates

An action-packed account of three great primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made huge contributions to primatology—and to our own understanding of ourselves.

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Prof. Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space

Ages: 10+

Prof. Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space

Astro Cat is the smartest cat in the alley. He's got a degree in just about every discipline under the sun! Speaking of the sun, he happens to be specialist on that too, he will tell you everything that there could be to know about our star, our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe.

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Rachel Carson and Her Book

Ages: 10+

Rachel Carson and Her Book

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, here is the biography of pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson. "Once you are aware of the wonder and beauty of earth, you will want to learn about it," wrote Rachel. A great biology and science book for intellectually curious girls.

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Rise of the Rocket Girls

Ages: 10+

Rise of the Rocket Girls

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who helped bring about the first American satellites.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Ages: 6+

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true.

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Sally Ride: Life on a Mission

Ages: 12+

Sally Ride: Life on a NASA Mission

Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, and the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math.

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Science: The Visual Guide

Ages: 12+

Science: The Visual Guide

Encompassing everything from ancient Greek geometry and quantum physics to the wedge and the World Wide Web, Science is a remarkable reference book that tells the story of science from earliest times to the present day! This book truly has it all and is an amazing intellectual journey.

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SkySisters

Ages: 5+

SkySisters Astronomy Space Books

Two Ojibway sisters set off across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits' midnight dance. It isn't easy for the younger sister to be silent, but gradually she begins to treasure the stillness and the wonderful experiences it brings. The girls are rewarded by the arrival of the northern lights!

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Stuff Matters

Ages: 14+

Stuff Matters Chemistry and Physics

Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? Renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

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Summer Birds

Ages: 5+

Summer Birds Animal Books

In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. The story of a girl who disagreed with common wisdom and won.

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The Curious Kid's Science Activities Book

Ages:  4+

The Curious Kid's Science Activities Book Homeschooling

What happens if you water plants with juice? Where can you find bacteria in your house? Is slug slime as strong as a glue stick? In this fun science book kids learn to design his or her own science investigations to determine the answers! Explore over 100 creative science experiments and entertaining activities using household items.

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Ages: 10+

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones. With a little help from her grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger.

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The Fossil Girl

Ages: 5+

The Fossil Girl

The exciting discovery and recovery of the first complete fossil of an Ichthyosaurus by ten-year-old Mary Anning in 1811 is told in an attractive graphic novel format, perfect for young readers. It's a colorful story about adventure, the power of curiosity, and believing in yourself - no matter what. The perfect science book for girls who love riveting stories.

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The Hubble Cosmos

Ages: 8+

The Hubble Cosmos

To celebrate NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and its accomplishments, let this photo book fill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch, through major new instrumentation, to the promise of discoveries to come.

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The Most Magnificent Thing

Ages: 4+

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A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs to do to succeed. A charming story that give kids a great perspective!

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The Science Book

Ages: 10+

The Science Book

The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one volume. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, scientific facts, and the most up-to-date questions are all explained in detail. Best of all it comes with hundreds of stunning, colorful graphics that make exploring each topic fun and entertaining.

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The Science of Shakespeare

Ages: 12+

The Science of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time―a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. In The Science of Shakespeare, we meet a colorful cast of Renaissance thinkers. The book explores the connections between the famous playwright and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution―and how, together, they changed the world forever.

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To the Stars!

Ages: 8+

To the Stars!

Kathy Sullivan wanted to go everywhere. She loved blueprints and maps. She loved languages and the ocean. She didn’t like the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She wanted to explore and do exciting things that girls weren’t supposed to do. But she followed her heart and eventually became a NASA astronaut and the first woman to walk in space!

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Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly

Ages: 8+

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly

When a monarch roosts on Velma's finger and won't budge for days—no one will ever forget it . . . or her! Kids will love reading about Velma's own transformation in this perfect addition to any science curriculum. A colorful and clever book which celebrates everything butterfly, from migration to metamorphosis!

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What Do You Do With an Idea?

Ages: 5+

What Do You Do With an Idea?

This is the story of a brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. It's a tale for anyone who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your amazing idea is just getting started.

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What If?

Ages: 15+

What If?

Are fire tornadoes possible? What if a huge earthquake hit New York City? What if I took a short swim in a nuclear-fuel pool? Author and illustrator Randall Munroe answers these and many other curious science questions in lovingly hand-drawn illustrations. Everything from merely odd to downright weird is included in this unique book for older teens.

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Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

Ages: 5+

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

In the 1830s, when a curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors. But Elizabeth wouldn't take no for an answer. She believed in herself and became the first female doctor!

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Who Was Marie Curie?

Ages: 9+

Who Was Marie Curie?

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. This is the story of this remarkable woman.

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Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking

Ages: 10+

Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking

Wild Ideas looks deep into the forests, skies, and oceans to explore how animals solve problems. Whether it’s weaving a safe place to rest and reflect, blowing a fine net of bubbles to trap fish, or leaping boldly into a new situation, the animals featured (including the orangutan, humpback whale, and gibbon) can teach us a lot about problem solving.

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers

Ages: 10+

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection is both inspiring and educational. A celebration of great women!

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Women in Space

Ages: 12+

Women in Space

Women in Space profiles 23 pioneers, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who logged more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; as well as astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, and more. A collection of empowering stories.

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You Are Stardust

Ages: 4+

You Are Stardust

You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to nature; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests. A breakthrough picture book.

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Science Toys and Gifts for Girls

Science toys are fun because they bring out the best in us! Just let your curiosity run wild, experiment, feel empowered, and discover new things. Here are some really unique toys for future scientists of all age groups. In case you wonder, yes, us adults totally love playing with these, too! They're totally fun.

Beginner Microscope Kit

Ages: 6+

Beginner Microscope Kit

This ultra-affordable microscope provides amazing magnification of up to 1,200x. It comes in a full kit that includes everything you need to get started, including many specimens.

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Big Bag Of Science

Ages: 8+

Big Bag Of Science

When they say that this is a BIG bag of science, they really mean it! This set includes over 70 fascinating activities. Set up a complete science lab right in your room and amaze your friends!

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Candy Chemistry

Ages: 10+

Candy Chemistry

Get ready to make rock candy, chocolates, gummy bears, wintergreen candies, and more - all while learning a ton of real life science. Personalize your candy by picking fun ingredients.

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Celestron Telescope

Ages: 8+

Celestron Telescope

Discover thousands of incredible objects in the night sky with this bestselling travel telescope. It comes with a tripod and custom backpack. Reach for the stars!

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Chemistry Experiment Kit

Ages: 10+

Chemistry Experiment Kit

Set up your own lab space and learn how to safely handle lab equipment and different chemicals. This kit includes professional quality equipment and 125 experiments.

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Crystal Growing Kit

Ages: 10+

Crystal Growing Kit

Learn about the structure and geometry of crystals in 15 sparkling experiments. You'll be able to grow dazzling crystals in incredible colors and even form them into custom shapes.

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Diggin' Up Dinosaurs Set

Ages: 8+

Diggin' Up Dinosaurs Set

Dig up the detailed skeleton of the mighty T-Rex dinosaur. It's waiting to be unearthed and assembled by you. Lot's of interesting materials about the ancient critters is included, too.

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Female Scientists LEGO

Ages: 10+

Female Scientists LEGO

This LEGO set is so fun. It includes the mini figures of three girl scientists: A paleontologist, an astronomer, and a chemist. Plus, you get all their tiny science equipment as well!

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Girls' First Microscope

Ages: 8+

Girls' First Microscope

This fun miscroscope from Nancy B's Science Club is perfect for young kids who are curious about how our world works on an ultra-tiny level. Get real close with its great 400x magnification.

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Girls Only! Lab

Ages: 8+

Girls Only! Lab

Psst! This is for us girls only. Learn how to keep any secret safe with invisible ink and the science that makes it all possible. Contains everything you need to create code and write hidden messages.

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Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

Ages: 5+

Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

Grow cool, glow-in-the-dark plants with this magical terrarium. It has star-shaped air vents in the lid and comes with dozens of pretty stickers to light up your experiments!

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Kids' Moonscope

Ages: 8+

Kids' Moonscope

Take a tour of the nighttime sky, with visits to Saturn, Jupiter, and even the mountain ranges on the moon! Comes with a journal and much more. It's a complete astronomy set!

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Laser Star Projector

Ages: 8+

Laser Star Projector

This laser star projector projects the stunning panorama of a twilit sky right onto your ceiling! You can even turn on slowly moving clouds. Absolutely magical and beautiful to watch.

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Magic Science Kit

Ages: 6+

Magic Science Kit

Perform nine seemingly impossible activities. Use chemistry to create a wizard wand, magic hat, fizzy frenzy, hocus pocus powder, crystal ball, and even a glowing bubble potion.

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Nanotechnology Kit

Ages: 13+

Nanotechnology Kit

Get access to the hidden world of nanotechnology! This high-tech kit allows you to construct tiny objects only 100 nanometers in size! It's cutting-edge science you can do right at home.

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Perfume Science Set

Ages: 10+

Perfume Science Set

If you love perfumes and are fascinated by the physiology of smell, then this experiment kit is for you. Learn about the history of perfume and extract your own plant fragrances!

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Roominate Village

Ages: 6+

Roominate Village

This dollhouse is awesome! Build the apartment of your dreams with the modular building pieces and then wire it yourself to power the included elevator, windmills, carousels, and other objects.

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Smartphone Microscope

Ages: 12+

Smartphone Microscope

Love your phone as much as science? We got something you'll like. This modern microscope shows you tiny objects at 400x magnification right on your phone. Share pictures and videos.

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Snap Circuits Pro

Ages: 8+

Snap Circuits Pro

Build over 500 exciting, electric projects out of 75 different parts. The possibilities are endless! This is a really fun way to learn about electricity, physics, and engineering.

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Solar Robot

Ages: 8+

Science Toys for Girls

This solar powered robotic building kit can be transformed into 14 different real robots! The best part? It's all powered by the sun - no batteries required. Can you build them all?

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Spa'mazing

Ages: 12+

Science Gifts for Girls

Learn how to make colorful and fragrant bath gels, fizzers, lotions, balms, face masks, shampoos, and exclusive fragrances using organic, all-natural materials. Invite your friends!

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Tasty Science Kit

Ages: 8+

Girls Science Gifts

Ready for some tasty experiments that will satisfy your curiosity and appetite? Learn why soda pop fizzes, why cakes rise, and much more! Includes everything you need.

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Ultimate Lab Kit

Ages: 6+

Geek Gifts for Girls

This over sized lab kit allows you to conduct your research at home or on the go. It includes 15 experiments, a carrying case, plus 30 pieces of scientific equipment.

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Vilros Arduino Uno

Ages: +

Gifts for Women

Have you heard of Arduino Uno? It's the world's most advanced microcomputer that you can build yourself. Learn programming and engineering with hundreds of cool real-life projects.

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Female Science Influencers on Twitter

Check out these exceptional women who are making a difference by advancing and popularizing science through entertainingly clever content on Twitter and in the media. They're essential voices in STEM.

Alienor Chauvenet

Alienor Chauvenet

Scientist working on species conservation and management.

Amy Dusto

Amy Dusto

Science teacher, writer, and curious human.

Anna Kuchment

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Science writer and author of The Forgotten Cure

Anne McClain

science influencers

NASA astronaut, Army helicopter test pilot, rugby player

Becca Caddy

Twitter STEM

Tech and science writer, associate editor of Lifehacker UK

Beth Skwarecki

science journalist

Science writer, author of Outbreak: 50 Tales of Epidemics

Black Girl Nerds

Black Girl Nerds

Black women promoting science and nerdiness for girls

Cat Ferguson

Cat Ferguson

Science journalist with curiosity, heart, and cleverness

Claire Maldarelli

Claire Maldarelli

Science Journalist and assistant editor @PopSci

Dorothy Lindenburger

Dorothy Lindenburger

Former NASA Astronaut (STS-131 and NEEMO 16)

Dr. Marie McNeely

Dr Marie McNeely

Host of the People Behind the Science podcast @PBtScience

Elise Andrew

Science for Girls

@IFLScience creator and talented science popularizer

Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Science writer exploring the health and humanity

Erica Goode

Erica Goode

New York Times science writer covering fascinating topics

Erin Brodwin

Erin Brodwin

Science editor @BI_Science, lover of sloths and sci-fi

Francie Diep

science on social media

Science journalist and staff writer @PacificStand

Gwen Pearson

Gwen Pearson

Science writer covering fascinating stories about bugs

Hannah Furfaro

Hannah Furfaro

Science and health writer @columbiajourn

Jeanette J. Epps 

Jeanette J. Epps

NASA astronaut, aquanaut and Ph.D in Aerospace

Jennifer Frazer

Jennifer Frazer

Science writer and blogger for Scientific American

Jenny Marder

Jenny Marder

Science writer and senior online editor at PBS @NewsHour

JoAnna Wendel

JoAnna Wendel

Science writer, comic artists, feminist, and more

Josie Garthwaite

Josie Garthwaite

Journalist covering science, energy, and the environment

Julie Leibach

Julie Leibach

Science journalist and managing editor @scifri

Kat Long

Kat Long

Science writer, oolar enthusiast, producer @ngadventure

Katie Palmer

Katie Palmer

Science editor @wired covering a variety of fascinating stories

Lauren Lyons

Lauren Lyons

Works @SpaceX, tweets about rocket science and more

Liat Clark

Liat Clark

Assoc. editor @WiredUK covering weird science

Mary Beth Griggs

Mary Beth Griggs

Talented science writer for @PopSci covering great stories

Michelle Jewell

Michelle Jewell

Researches predatory animals and blogs about science

Natalie Batalha

Natalie Batalha

Astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center

Nicole Mann

Nicole Mann

NASA Astronaut and USMC Test Pilot writing inspiring tweets

Nina Teicholz

Nina Teicholz

Author, science journalist, advocate for reason

Rachel E. Gross

Rachel E. Gross

Journalist who writes about science for @Slate

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca WatsonTwitter

Science popularizer and creator of the amazing Skepchick

Ria Misra

Ria Misra

Science editor writing for @gizmodo and @io9

Serena Aunon

Serena Aunon

Talented NASA astronaut, physician, and engineer

Sophie Bushwick

Sophie Bushwick

Science, physics, and space writer. Senior editor @PopSci

Sue Nelson

Sue Nelson

Science journalist and co-founder of the Space Boffins Podcast

Sunita Williams

Sunita Williams

Astronaut and International Space Station Commander

Tamara Dietrich 

Tamara Dietrich

Science and environment writer for leading publications

Vanessa Heggie

Vanessa Heggie

Science and medicine historian, @guardian science blogger

All-Girls STEM Summer Camps

Science, technology, engineering, and math summer camps offer you the opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn fascinating new things! Plus, you'll meet new people and get inspired. Here are some of the best all-girls summer camps in the United States.

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