Thanks to the women’s liberation movement, female scientists are commonplace these days. Dive back more than 30 years and you will find that certainly isn’t the case! Most of the world’s most significant discoveries were made by men. However, there are female scientists who—despite gender barriers—went on to create some life-changing inventions. Here are seven you can teach your kids about!
1. Marie Curie
I just couldn’t kick off a female scientists list without honoring Marie Curie first. Aged 24 in 1891, she left her home country Poland to study in Paris. Through her research, she developed techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes! During WWI she opened radiology centers that catalyzed medicine worldwide. Thanks to Marie Curie, we have seen great advances in therapeutic radiology over the last century!