Women and Science at Science Service

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Exhibit highlighting the careers of five women pioneers in the field of science journalism. Features noteworthy female staff members and writers at the nonprofit news organization Science Service during the 1920s who helped changed the view of women in science.

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Reading, Research, Visual/Spatial

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student, teacher

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45 min

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Date created

2006-01-17 00:00:00


  • Women's history
  • Writing
  • Newspapers
  • Typical age range 12-14
  • Scientific
  • Journalism
  • Typical age range 10-12
  • History
  • Typical age range 8-10
  • Women's History
  • Typical age range 16-18
  • Typical age range 14-16
  • American History
  • Heritage Groups
  • Newspaper
  • Jane Stafford
  • Marjorie Van de Water
  • Frances Densmore
  • Emma Reh Stevenson
  • Marjorie MacDill Breit


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