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Children's books that inspire curiosity with true stories of women scientists and also teach basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Children's books that inspire curiosity with true stories of women scientists and also teach basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Children's books that inspire curiosity with true stories of women scientists and also teach basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
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Kids ask a LOT of questions. The inquisitive star of Science Wide Open is no different! Her questions about how the world works guide each unique story, while the resulting narrative teaches some of the fundamentals of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Science Wide Open is a children's book series. This is a series that... First, explains and teaches some basic concepts in chemistry, biology and physics in simple and memorable terms by using the natural questions and curiosity of a young child. Second, does so by highlighting some of the mind blowing scientific advancements made by women scientists throughout history. The current series consists of three books:

Each book in the Science Wide Open series consists of more than 32 full color pages, featuring 4-5 female scientists of diverse time periods and backgrounds as well answering questions like:

 

The beautiful artwork is accurate to the history and science it represents. The text is fun to read and easy to understand, and there’s even a glossary for curious kids (and adults) who want to delve deeper into the science!

 

Science Wide Open makes science accessible for all. You don’t need a science background to enjoy these books, but you’ll still appreciate them if you do. The series weaves narration, history, and science together to celebrate the power of curiosity and resilience.    

 

If asked for a list of famous women in science, most people would start and end with Marie Curie. The truth is that countless women have made astonishing contributions to science, but many of their stories have been obscured or downplayed.

 

  • Engages readers in the amazing science behind how the world works in terms kids can understand and enjoy.  
  • Introduces female role models for aspiring young scientists of any gender.
  •  Shares inspirational stories of women who have changed the world through their scientific discoveries.    

Our last book project, My First Science Textbook: Protons & Neutrons, Electrons and Atoms, raised over $103K in support! If you’ve been looking for a way to introduce toddlers to the wonders of the subatomic, this is the series for you! 

With a playful rhyming style and adorably colorful artwork, Chem 101 has never been so much fun. You can pre-order the 3-book set here or visit our previous Kickstarter project page here.

Wouldn't it be amazing if your kids said, "That was the best day of Chemistry Class EVER!" Well Now they can! 

Get 25% off & Free Shipping (free shippping in US only) if you purchase games from our website for a total of $30 or more during this campaign only by using promo code: ScienceWideOpen

Genius Games has been publishing science-based cards games for over two years with incredible success! There are hundred of chemistry teachers across the globe using Ion and Covalence in their classroom with raving success. 

Drawing from our experiences from six successful Kickstater campaigns, as well as from science, education, child-rearing, storytelling, art-making, board game publishing, and book publishing, you can trust us to bring you engaging, high-quality books with stories that are relevant long after the pages are closed.

Risks and challenges

All projects have some level of risk, and ours is no different. In an effort to reduce the overall cost of production (and ultimately lower our funding goal) we are working with an experienced and well-vetted overseas manufacturer who specialized in books. We have had excellent interactions with them as we work to complete our first set of published books and are excited to continue building on our connections.

We do not expect delays, but anything can happen half a world away, just as it could domestically. We rely on our suppliers just as you rely on us, and hope for a relationship of mutual understanding.

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    ALL THREE BOOKS + E-BOOKS

    For a pledge of $35, you’ll receive all three Physical books, in this series. That's ONE copy of the Women in Chemistry book, ONE copy of the Women in Biology book, and ONE copy of the Women in Physics book. You'll also receive all three E-books, from this series.

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    For a pledge of $119, you’ll receive FOUR physical copies of each book in this series. That's FOUR copies of the Women in Chemistry book, FOUR copies of the Women in Biology book and FOUR copies of the Women in Physics book. You'll also receive all three E-books.

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