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I'm having fun exploring A site about science and scientists for girls developed by the National Academies. There's too much to describe so here's a screenshot:

They've certainly highlighted some incredibly 'cool scientists' like Amy Vedder and Marta Tienda and I'd love to see this online list expand to include women like Bonnie Bassler, Sylvia Earle, and many more. So far I'm impressed with how easy this site is to navigate as well as the animated character Lia who provides information. Go check it out for yourself and props to NAS for encouraging girls to pursue careers in science!

The Web site is inspired by Women's Adventures in Science, a biography series for middle-school-aged students co-published by the Joseph Henry Press and Scholastic Library Publishing. Women's Adventures in Science chronicles the lives of contemporary, working scientists. Despite their varied backgrounds and life stories, these remarkable women all share one important belief: the work they do is important and it can make the world a better place. Each of the women profiled in the series participated in her book's creation by sharing important details about her life, providing personal photographs to help illustrate the story, making family, friends, and colleagues available for interviews, and explaining her scientific specialty in ways that will inform and engage young readers. The scientists also participated directly in the creation of the Web site.

H/T Carl

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