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Hands-on Exercises

  1. Search the DCPL's City Cat to find books on women scientists.
  2. Find information on a topic of interest in Ask Jeeves Kids.
  3. Search EbscoHost Primary Search for one or two topics of interest.
  4. Become acquainted with a few interesting scientists or mathematicians by searching biographical sources.

    For instance, Shirley A. Jackson should be looked at because she is a Washingtonian who has excelled as a scientist and is now president at RPI in New York. 

    Also, look at Biographies of Women in Mathematics as a source from our chart to learn about the first black PhD in math (http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/haynes-euphemia.htm)

    Another interesting person is Viviene Malone - Mayes, http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/mayes2.htm.
  5. Locate the white mathematician who is a current faculty member at Howard:
    http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/corasadosky.htm
  6. Locate a native American who earned her PhD in math:
    http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/porter.htm
  7. Dig deeper by tracking down information about institutions the persons attended and find out about requirements for the careers and expected benefits in terms of job prospects and salary. 
  8. Find internship Web sites for high school students.  
  9. Report briefly about your findings.
  10. Review the articles on cornrows and tesselations.  Then, see if you can locate a book on cornrows in a public library catalog or find an article on the topic in an online encyclopedia such as the Wikipedia.
  11. Learn about Ariel Fox, Girl inventor:
    http://www.girlpower.gov/girlarea/sciencetech/guest/fox.htm
  12. Find recent invention(s) or invention(s) that occured the year you were born from the Invention timeline: http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=2984
  13. I was wondering: Women's Adventures in Science
    http://iwaswondering.org/
    Follow Lia as she meets important women in science, plays fun games like
    Make a Robot and Gorilla Quest, and travels through the timeline of science
    breakthroughs.
  14. Other interesting links:
    1. 12 women in Science
      http://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/contents.html
    2. Her Lab in Your Life: Women in Chemistry
      http://www.chemheritage.org/women_chemistry/
    3. Changing the face of Medicine
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/exhibition/

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