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I Was Wondering
This is a National Academy of Sciences project that showcases the accomplishments of contemporary women in science. Using a variety of interactive resources, this project highlights for students the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. It draws from and accompanies a ten-volume series of biographies entitled "Women's Adventures in Science". Materials presented here include a set of biographies of prominent women in science accompanied by an audio commentary and a set of comics and activities, an interactive timeline showing important discoveries by 25 women scientists over the last 100 years, and a selection of games.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • History and philosophy of science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
Copyright 2005, National Academy of Sciences.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-891
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Academy of Science