According to the National Foundation of Science, 66 percent of girls and 68 percent of boys in fourth grade say they like STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), but by eighth grade twice as many boys as girls are interested in STEM careers. Why do so many girls turn away from science?
One reason is persistent stereotypes and another is a lack of role models. Nomad Press books for readers ages 9 to 12 in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls’ interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science.
Download this sample chapter from Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly and learn about:
- The challenges and rewards of a career in the U.S. Airforce
- How other famous aviators got their start
- The science behind the F-22 Raptor, the fastest fighter jet in the world