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Marie Curie for Kids: Her Life and Scientific Discoveries, with 21 Activities and Experiments

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781613733202
Author(s): Amy M. O'Quinn
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Dimensions: 215 x 0 x 279 (w x l x h)
Pages: 144
Pages: 8-12
Series: For Kids (Paperback)

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Marie Curie, nicknamed 'Manya' by her family, reveled in reading, learning, and exploring nature as a girl growing up in her native Poland. Demonstrating an uncanny ability to concentrate and persevere, Manya overcame the premature deaths of her mother and sister and the limitations and humiliations of living under a repressive Russian regime to excel in school and discover her passion for scientific research. She went on to become one of the world's most famous scientists. Curie's revolutionary discoveries over several decades created the field of atomic physics, and Curie herself coined the word radioactivity . She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person ever to win in two different fieldschemistry and physics. Marie Curie for Kids introduces this legendary figure in all her complexity.
Kids learn how Curie worked alongside her husband and scientific partner, Pierre, while also teaching and raising two daughters; how this intense scientist sometimes became so involved with her research that she forgot to eat or sleep, and how she struggled with depression and health issues, refused to patent her discoveries (which would have made her very wealthy), and made valuable contributions during World War I. Packed with historic photos, informative sidebars, a resource section, and 21 hands-on activities and experim
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