This biography introduces young readers in grades 1-4 to the life and work of the NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. This 24-page book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, a time line, and an extension activity.
Women in Science and Technology: Katherine Johnson gives readers 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. 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 Women in Science and Technology collection introduces students to influential women. With detailed biographies, this series features women in a variety of exciting fields, from astronauts to medical doctors. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, a time line, and an extension activity.