21 experiments in the book allow children to jump into different aspects of Marie Curie's life.... like working on experiments that do the unexpected... shall we make elephant toothpaste perhaps? Or make a write a letter, make a vision board, make a little curie or split water as you learn about the atomic bomb. I love that the experiments engage the children in different ways. Not all science experiments or language arts activities. Variety is such a good way to keep the interest alive.
See Marie working in her lab, growing up in her family, meet her parents, the places that she worked at and musicians she listened to.
Timeline at the front of the book so you know how the person's life progresses.
Chapters with enough information to help you feel informed about an area in the person's life, with a great activity or two, to follow it up.
Clear easy writing style.
Tons of pictures that fit and aren't just filler.
21 different activities to do and experiments to conduct
This book is written by Amy M. O'Quinn and she's done a great job of introducing me and my son to Marie Curie. I am looking forward to one day using this book as part of a co-op class with group of children. It will be fun to do. :) Almost all the work and research is already done for me. Such a great resource to add to my collection of "ooh... I want to do this in a class someday" books.
The only thing I can think of to make it better would be a list of questions for students to answer at the close of each chapter.