Here at Nitty Gritty Science, we want to foster the love of reading and improve science literacy.  We believe that using novel studies in the science classroom will not only give students exposure to different perspectives but will also help them develop an understanding of how science vocabulary applies to so many events in their lives.

Hidden Figures: Young Reader’s Edition Novel Study includes targeted vocabulary that helps students make connections between vocabulary and real life.  It encourages students to think before they begin reading, while they’re reading, and after.  It meets a variety of learning strategies that engage students and their ability to learn and retain science ideas and concepts.  This novel study was created to be used in the secondary science classroom and is perfect for those looking to focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension.  It is perfect for the whole class, small groups, or independent study.  It’s user-friendly for distance learning and both print and digital versions are available so students can access the digital version from home or school.

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The Hidden Figures novel study is based on the young reader’s edition.​

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This book is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. ​

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.​

This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

Check out the Hidden Figures Study by clicking the image below!

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Check out our other Novel Studies:

Radium Girls

Bees on the Roof

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Disappearing Spoon

Enjoy!

Erica

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