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The six women portrayed in this book Maria Merian b1647 Anna Comstock b1854 Frances Hamerstrom b1907 Rachel Carson b1907 Miriam Rothschild b1908 and Jane Goodall b1934 all grew up to become award winning scientists writers and artists as comfortable with a pen as with a magnifying glass T. I have 6 new heroes I have heard several of these names before but I hadn't read much about any but Jane Goodall before this book These women were pioneers in life because they didn't let other people limit them or tell them what was an appropriate topic for little girls to be interested The real heroes might be their parents for encouraging them to learn and letting them get dirty even when other people called it a waste or unladylike Of course in the introduction the author mentions that the girls didn't care what others thoughtThese naturalists were too busy watching animals to mind who was or wasn't watching them They never stopped climbing trees when they grew upI'm sure these women weren't the only ones looking at bugs and studying nature but they were exceptional because they went furtherThese women were passionate scientists They often worked alone but they also taught enthusiastically wrote energetically and found ways to pass on their vision of how all lives are beautifully connected Their stories remind us to look and to look harder and then to look againThe first naturalist both chronologically and in the book was Maria Sibylla Merian I'd never heard of her She learned to paint as a trade because of a progressive father who wanted her to have the ability to support herself She painted nature and her techniue of including insects with the flowers she drew to show the dependent relationship between the two was very forward thinking Most guides of the time had everything separate even the caterpillars and the butterflies they would become Like a butterfly Maria kept changing too from a girl to wife and mother artist scientist and teacher She kept an eye on lives so small that few others noticed their beautyThe second naturalist was Anna Botsford Comstock She went to college even though her country neighbors didn't see the point in educating a farm girl She met women's rights advocates at collegeIt wasn't fair that intelligent women could not vote when even the stupidest man had that rightOne of Anna's best legacies is an increase in nature education She convinced the world that students should be taught about the world around them so they could be better stewards I agreeFrances Hamerstrom was next and is introduced with an anecdote about accidentally making the maid serve tadpoles in the water glasses during a tea he he he She got steadily cheeky as she grew up She stabbed her gums with a pencil to get to visit the dentist conveniently near the natural history museum She got engaged after falling for someone in only three days She lived in sualor and happiness with this new husband while studying Prairie Chickens She burned up a beautiful velvet dress when she had no rags at hand She trapped mice in her boots when she went to the movies to feed her animals later Her greatest finding and contribution to the study of ecology was the simple notion of preserving habitat to save the species that lived there I loved how she visited Kenya when she was ninety as part of her 'bucket list' She went in to the tent to brush her hair because her mother always insisted it was rude to brush her hair in public It was awkward in the tentI'm ninety years old I'm in the African jungle Fran crawled out of the tent and laughed She stood tall as she brushed her gray hair under the brilliant skyRachel Carson was the first I had heard of Everyone knows her most favorite book Silent Spring She was instrumental in getting laws passed to ban certain insecticides Her story is lovely and tragic She grew up being teased and tended not to stand up for herself which made it all the awesome that she spent her later life standing up for the wildlife that couldn't speak up for itself Rachel saw the ocean for the first time during college and fell in loveJust as some plants and animals can survive only in

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Girls Who Looked Under Rocks The Lives of Six Pioneering NaturalistsHey all started out as girls who didn't run from spiders or snakes but crouched down to take a closer look Often they were discouraged from getting dirty much less pursuing careers in science But they all became enthusiastic teachers energetic writers and passionate scientists freuently t. Six short and engaging non fiction stories about young girls who each had an unstoppable curiosity for the natural world The author Jeannine Atkins shows us their excitement in exploring out in the natural world and then shares with us the directions that their interests led them a they became young women and adults Great stories for 4th grade 7th grade readers inspiring for young girls

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Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists Read & Download ☆ 4 ç The six women portrayed in this book Maria Merian b1647 Anna Comstock b1854 Frances Hamerstrom b1907 Rachel Carson b1907 Miriam Rothschild b1908 and Jane Goodall b1934 all grew up to become award winHe only women in their fields They each overcame opposition and found ways to pass on their vision of how all lives in nature are beautifully connected Their stories remind us to look and to look harder and then to look again Under rotten logs or in puddles there are amazing things to see. This will be an excellent supplemental resource for our fall science class The biographies inspired me The art of Maria Sibylla Merian is stunning and relevant Hopefully it will inspire students to keep a nature journal and sketches Each woman can be a distinct lesson with different yet intertwining foci I'm glad I ran across the book