Nuclear Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu
From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios
Do you enjoy performing experiments or studying how the universe works? Growing up in China, Chien-Shiung Wu enjoyed learning about science. As an adult, she earned her PhD in physics and made a discovery that changed the field forever.
Wu came to the United States to study physics. Soon she was a sought-after physics professor. As an expert in the field, she left teaching to work on secret government programs. She even helped disprove a major law of physics. But how did she get there? Find out how Wu’s persistence drove her contributions in the field of physics.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.5|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007120, JNF051140, JNF007090|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||Y|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||183061|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
Author: Valerie Bodden
Valerie Bodden is a freelance author and editor. She has written more than 100 children's nonfiction books and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and four children.
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STEM Trailblazer Bios
Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View available downloads →