Space Engineer and Scientist Margaret Hamilton

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Have you ever watched video of astronauts walking on the moon? Margaret Hamilton programmed software that helped get them there. As a girl, Hamilton loved math and science. She grew up during a time when very few women studied computer science, but Hamilton knew she wanted to write code. As an adult, she worked on NASA’s Apollo program, creating computer programs to guide spacecraft to and from the moon. This included the 1969 Apollo 11 mission—the first spaceflight that landed humans on the moon. In 2016, Hamilton was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work. Learn how Hamilton’s passion for math and computers played a key role in space exploration.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.3
BISACS JNF011000, JNF007090, JNF051010
Dewey 629.45/4
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 800
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 190862
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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STEM Trailblazer Bios

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