TO USING THE "YOU CAN BE A WOMAN" SCIENCE SERIES
is a science supplement to support material on a particular
unit that a science teacher is covering.
For example, if the teacher
is doing a unit on oceanography, the "You Can Be A Woman
Oceanographer" has the three lesson plans: Science
Lesson Plan 1 - To gain an understanding of how oceanographers
collect organisms from the deep sea and to demonstrate
how the choice of equipment determines what they learn,
Each book emphasizes a realistic and understandable approach
to the scientific method.
In "You Can Be A Woman Zoologist",
our zoologist discusses her first research project, observing
the apes in the Lincoln Park Zoo and describes and defines
the scientific method using examples in the text reinforced
by cartoons of animals.
Each book provides a contemporary role model, someone
who is currently working in the field and loves her work.
In "You Can Be A Woman Egyptologist",
Co-Author Betsy Morrell Bryan is currently a professor
of Egyptology at Johns Hopkins University. The teacher
can use the biographical data to show something about
the education and background of of the person. The books
devote a few pages to describing the day-to-day duties
of someone working in this field.
"What I enjoy most about my career
is its variety. For part of the year I'm a teacher.
I teach the undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins
University about Egyptian culture and history. I also
teach the graduate students about ancient Egyptian language,
art and archaeology.
During another part of the year I
work on a research project, such as the work on Amenhotep
III's art. It took many years to collect, exhibit, and
catalog this art, and now I am visiting cities here
and in Europe with it."