Marie Curie for Kids
Marie Curie for Kids ›
By Amy M. O'Quinn

Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Estimated Release Date Nov 2016

Marie Curie, renowned for her work on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win in two fields (chemistry and physics), and the first woman to hold a chair position at the Sorbonne. Marie Curie for Kids details Curie's remarkable life, from her childhood under a repressive czar in Poland to her tireless work supporting herself through college to meeting her ideal match in scientist Pierre Curie to her revolutionary research. Kids learn how Curie quietly flouted societal norms, working in full partnership with her husband while also teaching and raising two daughters. Scientific concepts are presented in a clear, accessible way, and a range of activities—from making Polish pierogies to exploring magnetism to using electrolysis to split water—allow for exploration of Curie's life, times, and work.

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For Kids

The For Kids series, established in 1994 with Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas, introduces children to people, events, and ideas that have changed the world, but have often been avoided or oversimplified in other books for younger readers. Books in the series include Frederick Douglass for Kids, Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids, Monet and the Impressionists for Kids, as well as books on civil rights, the American civil war, and both world wars.

The books in the For Kids series are written in a straightforward and accessible manner that does not skip over ambiguous and sometimes controversial subjects. They feature hands-on activities that don't just keep kids busy but extend the learning. Educators, homeschoolers, and parents alike have appreciated the comprehensive quality of this award-winning series and the way it mixes lively biography and engaging history with 21 interdisciplinary activities featuring writing, art, math, and science. Beautifully designed and illustrated with photographs and line drawings throughout, each book in the series includes interesting sidebars on the people and ideas that influenced the subject and their contemporaries in the field. Each book also includes a timeline, glossary, index, and resource section listing websites, books, and museums for further exploration.