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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
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Science Review Process and More Art!

Posted by John Coveyou (Genius Games) (Creator)
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Hello Backers!

Everything is going smoothly thus far! I've got a couple exciting things to share...

Scientific Review Process for Science Wide Open

Our backer review panel of scientists and educators sent in some incredibly helpful and detailed feedback on the Science Wide Open text and illustrations! 

Shelley and John Reviewing the Women in Chemistry Book Over Lunch
Shelley and John Reviewing the Women in Chemistry Book Over Lunch

We asked our review panel to focus on two specific goals:

- To accurately conveyed scientific information for 4-8 year olds

- To promote conversation, curiosity and intuition! Because of this goal, taking some liberties with the complex content might be necessary so it's ideal for our younger audience to digest. (For example, we often use the simple, well recognized model to represent an atom)

Our reviewers attentiveness to these often difficult-to-balance goals was amazing. We're devoting a significant amount of time today and tomorrow to sitting down as a team to hash through and discuss this feedback.  All final edits will be send off to our artist! One step closer to submitting the files to the manufacturer!

Illustrations in Progress

Aside from any edits we make from review panel notes, all illustrations are complete! Here are two spreads I haven't showed you yet...

Chien-Shiung Wu from Women in Physics!
Chien-Shiung Wu from Women in Physics!

 

Ada Yonath from Women in Chemistry!
Ada Yonath from Women in Chemistry!

My First Science Textbooks Only a Couple Weeks Away! 

On a side note, the My First Science Textbook series is only a couple weeks away from getting shipped out. We're super excited about these :-) 

Overflowing with appreciation,

John 

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    1. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator
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      @Mindi THANKS for spreading some science love to the little future scientists around you! :-)

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      Mindi Valuckas on

      I can't wait to share these with my kids and then hand them down to my children's school library! So many people will benefit from them.

    3. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator
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      @Kristin Thanks!! We are pretty stoked too!

    4. Kristin Ayyar on

      Cant wait to get them!

    5. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator
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      @Renee Harris Jane Cooke Wright is a renown scientist of color whom we feature in Women in Biology! (you can see our spread on Jane Cook Wright on our campaign page!)

      @Dano Many thanks!!

    6. Dano
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      Looking great! :)

    7. Renee Harris on

      Where are the women of color in the illustrations?