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Women’s History: Nature & the Outdoors

Women’s History: Nature & the Outdoors

More Homework Help: Women’s History

The Watcher

The Watcher is a biography of the primatologist Jane Goodall. A primatologist is a scientist who studies primates. Primates are are mammals. Examples of primates are monkeys, gorillas, and humans. Primates have and use hand and have forward-facing eyes. Jane Goodall makes it her life’s work to study gorillas. Reading about her you come to understand how much of her time she spends quietly watching. She learns a lot through careful, patient observation. Listed below are other women like Jane who have devoted their lives to the study of nature or the outdoors.

“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project


Books:

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Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian TrailThe Lizard ladyOut of School and Into NatureThe Girl Who Drew ButterfliesLuna and MeElephant ScientistRachel Carson and Her BookTree LadyWhen Grandma Gatewood Took a HikeLife in the OceanMama MitiNatures StorytellerSeeds of ChangeUntamed
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Black History: Scientists and Inventors

Black History: Scientists and Inventors

More Black History

All About Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker is recognized as America’s first female self-made millionaire. Walker made her fortune inventing and selling beauty and hair products for black women through her company, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

Here are two contributions from African American inventors. Both are Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Madam C.J. Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower Sarah Breedlove Walker, better known as Madam C.J. Walker, was a central figure in the development of the African-American market for commercial beauty products. She developed a formula for hair growth and a steel straightening comb and ointment. Starting with door-to-door sales of these products, she built a business empire. Not only did the business bring her personal success, but it also opened up new job opportunities for African-American women as sales agents and Beauty Culturists.

Traffic Signal – Garrett Morgan worked to bring order to busy streets. In 1922 he observed an accident. After seeing the confusion, Morgan improved the stationary Stop and Go lights by adding a warning pause so that drivers knew the light was about to change. An African American, Morgan had difficulty promoting his ideas.


Websites, Activities & Printables:

Biography in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your library card number. Biography in Context will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about African American scientists and inventors.


Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

National Georgraphic Kids George Washington CarverWhat Color Is My World?Mae JemisonAfrican American InventorsBrilliant African American Scientists 9 Exceptional LivesBlack InventorsBlack Stars African American InventorsCharles DrewDaniel Hale WilliamsGarrett MorganGeorge Washington CarverInspiring African American Inventors 9 Inspiring LivesLewis LatimerMadam C.J. Walker Inventor and MillionaireTicktock Banneker's ClockUrban Biologist Danielle Lee

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black scientists and inventors, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

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Homework Help: Science

Homework Help: Science

More Homework Help

Choose a topic below to see books, articles & websites to do research and help you find science homework answers.

Use your IndyPL library card to check out books at one of our locations or to view a database or check out an e-book or e-audiobook at home right to your device. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

Science Booklists:

What is a Booklist? A booklist is a list of resources about a topic, The booklists here include books, websites, videos and more.

Science Databases:

What is a database? A database is a collection of information. Enter a search term to see a list of articles, images, or stories you can read and/or print for homework.

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Women’s History: Scientists, Inventors & Doctors

Women’s History: Scientists, Inventors & Doctors

More Homework Help: Women’s History

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea is the story of someone solving a mystery right here on earth. She didn’t have to go to the moon she just had to figure out how to “see” the bottom of the ocean! Marie Tharp was an innovative scientist and the first person to ever successfully draw an accurate map the ocean floor.

Choose more books on this page about pioneering female scientists, astronauts, doctors and inventors.

“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project


Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

Ada LovelaceAda's IdeasCounting on KatherineGrace Hopper Queen of Computer CodeHidden FiguresMargaret and the MoonMarie CurieNothing Stopped SophieThe Girl Who Drew ButterfliesThe Girl Who Thought in PicturesAda Lovelace Poet of ScienceTo the StarsIn the BagJulia Morgan Built a CastleLook UpMae JemisonMarvelous MattieMary Walker Wears the PantsOf Numbers and StarsSally RideSpic and SpanStone Girl Bone GirlTemple GrandinWho Says Women Cant Be Doctors

Group Biographies:

Galaxy GirlsWomen Scientists in ChemistryAfrican America Women Scientists and InventorsGirls Think of EverythingMagnificent MindsPure GritRemarkable MindsThe Sky's the LimitTop 101 Women of STEMTrailblazersWomen in SpaceWomen in ScienceWomen of Steel and StoneYes She Did Medicine
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Moonbird: a Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

Moonbird: a Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

Moonbird

This is the fascinating story of one bird. He is a rufa red knot and his name is B95. His name is the number on the band scientists put on his leg. B95 is about the size of a robin, a bird we see a lot here in Indiana. B95 and the other red knots are migratory. That means they move in the Spring and Fall in search of food and nesting grounds. Red knots are AMAZING because they migrate from the South Pole…to the North Pole, and back again. That’s a long way!

B95 was banded as a young bird in 1995 when he was thought to be at least three years old. Each year scientists try to capture and band red knots to study their habiits. Amazingly, B95 has been re-caught in 2001, 2003, 2007 & 2009. He is thought to be around 20 years old. Scientists think has has flown more than 325,000 miles in his life…the distance from the moon and almost halfway back. And he weights 4 ounces!

This book is a really fascinating look at the scientists who study the red knots and also B95 himself. Each year, the scientists hope, hope, hope to see B95 again. He is a superbird – a true survivor!

Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

The Race to Save the Lord God BirdThe Great MigrationSnowy owl invasion!: tracking an unusual migrationNorth the Amazing Story of Arctic MigrationMigration Nation Animals on the Go from Coast to CoastIncredible Journeys Amazing Animal MigrationsAnimal Journeys
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