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									By Michelle
                      • First well-known female
                        scientist
                      • Won two Nobel Prizes
                      • Focused her work on
                        radioactivity
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information from:
http://womenshisto    • Contracted leukemia as a
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                        result of radioactivity
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• Known for her
  work with
  chimpanzees
• Discovered that
  chimps make
  their own tools
• Has a mission to
  improve the
  environment for
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  all living things   http://www.100monkeys.org
                      Information from:
                      http://www.janegoodall.org/
• Founder of nursing as
  a trained profession
• Known as “the lady
  with the lamp”
• Established sanitary
  conditions and got
  funding for supplies
  for military hospitals
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                           http://en.wikipedia.org/wi
• Her efforts              ki/Florence_Nightingale
  considerably cut the
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                           ightingale.htm
                      • The first American
                        woman in space
                      • Chose a science career
                        over a tennis career
                      • Was training for a
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                        shuttle mission when
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                        Challenger exploded
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                      • Now teaches at the
                        University of California
                      • Has written several
                        books, including two
                        childrens’ books
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• Not only a children’s book author and
  illustrator, but also a progressive botanist
• Faced opposition to her work because
  she was a woman
• Drew detailed observations of fungi
• Conducted experiments in her own
  kitchen
  Information from:
  http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53057/

								
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