Women in Science and Technology: Katherine Johnson gives readers in grades 1-4 a brief biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. It covers her childhood, work for the space program, and passion for STEM education. As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count, and she grew into a woman whose math skills helped send people into space. Her work at NASA was critical to the first space flights. Her successes inspire young people to enjoy math and science.
The biographies in this collection introduce students to influential women in science and technology, from astronauts to medical doctors. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, a time line, and an extension activity.