Challenging widely held convictions that women aren’t smart enough to be scientists and sharks are mindless monsters, Eugenie Clark, the girl fascinated by her experiences at the aquarium, grows up to become the Shark Lady, discovering three new marine species and dispelling myths about sharks.
All of this happened because “her dream was as big as a whale shark” and she did everything she could to make her dream come true.
Ask the children about their interests. What would they like to learn more about? What resources did Eugenie have to learn about sharks? Which resources could the children use? The story of the Shark Lady is a great way to encourage children to find ways to pursue their dreams and their quest for knowledge.
With our book recommendations, we want to spark an interest in children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Most books go beyond the obvious STEM connections and can be a great starting point for exploring children’s questions and ideas further.
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Article author: Kerstin Johnson
Content Editor & Resources Developer
Kerstin is our editor and looks after all the content at Little Scientists. Her aim is to make everything as engaging and user-friendly as possible for workshop participants.