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Latinos in Math & Science:
Resources for kids, young adults and teachers

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Latino Scientists

Scope

This guide includes a selection of resources for children K-12 on Latinos in science, mathematics, engineering, medicine, and related fields. It also includes resources for teachers on multicultural science education and science for English Language Learners (ELLs). All sources have been published within the last 20 years. Most of the sources are in English, with selected children's books and websites in Spanish.

Latino Scientists

Books For Kids

Buckley, Annie. Ellen Ochoa. Ann Arbor, MI, Cherry Lake Publishing, c2008. 48 p.
   TL789.85.O25B83 2008

Codye, Corinn. Luis W. Alvarez. Milwaukee, Raintree Publishers, c1990. 32 p.
   English and Spanish.
   QC16.A48C63 1990

Guzmán, Lila, and Rick Guzmán. Ellen Ochoa: first Latina astronaut. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers, c2006. 32 p.
   Bibliography: p. 31.
   TL789.85.025G86 2006

Hawxhurst, Joan C. Antonia Novello, U.S. surgeon general. Brookfield, CT, Millbrook Press, c1993. 32 p.
   Bibliography: p. 31.
   R154.N82H39 1993

Keedle, Jayne. Ellen Ochoa.  Pleasantville, NY, Gareth Stevens Publishing, c2009. 32 p. 
   TL789.85.025K44 2009
   Bibliography: p. 31.

Kent, Deborah. Mario Molina: chemist and Nobel Prize winner. Chanhassen, MN, The Child’s World, c2004. 40 p.
   Bibliography: p. 39.
   QD22.M665K46 2004

McLoone, Margo. Women explorers in North and South America: Nellie Cashman, Violet Cressy-Marcks, Ynes Mexia, Mary Blair Niles, Annie Peck. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c1997. 48 p.
   Bibliography: p. 44.
   E17.M44 1997

St. John, Jetty. Hispanic scientists: Ellen Ochoa, Carlos A. Ramírez, Eloy Rodriguez, Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Maria Elena Zavala. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, 1996. 48 p.
   Bibliography: p. 46.
   Q141.K248 1996 <SciRR>

Sumption, Christine, and Kathleen Thompson. Carlos Finlay. Milwaukee, Raintree Publishers, c1990. 32 p.
   English and Spanish.
   R476.F5S86 1990

Venezia, Mike.  Luis Alvarez: wild idea man. New York, Children’s Press, 2010. 32 p.
   QC16.A48V46 2010

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Books for Young Adults

Byers, Ann. Jaime Escalante: sensational teacher. Springfield, NJ, Enslow Publishers, c1996. 128 p.
   Bibliography: p. 126.
   QA29.E73B94 1996

Gravenhorst, Edna Campos. Ay, mija!: why do you want to be an engineer? Illustrated by Sunny Santos.  St. Louis, MO, E. C. Gravenhorst, 2006. 84 p.
   TA157.G715 2006

Guidici, Cynthia. Adriana Ocampo. Chicago, Raintree, c2006. 64 p.
   Bibliography: p. 63.
   QB454.2.O23G85 2006

Guidici, Cynthia. Mario Molina. Chicago, Raintree, c2006. 64 p.
   Bibliography: p. 63.
   QD22.M665G85 2006

Hopping, Lorraine Jean. Space rocks: the story of planetary geologist Adriana Ocampo. New York, Franklin Watts, 2005. 118 p.
   Bibliography: p. 108-110.
   QB454.2.O23H67 2005

Kloepfer, Deanne, and Patricia Abarca. Francisco Dallmeier. Chicago, Raintree, c2006. 64 p.
   Bibliography: p. 63.
   QH31.D155K59 2006

Oleksy, Walter G. Hispanic-American scientists. New York, Facts on File, c1998. 120 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q141.O42 1998 <SciRR>

Paige, Joy. Ellen Ochoa: the first Hispanic woman in space. New York, Rosen Publishing Group, 2004. 112 p.
   Bibliography: p. 106-108.
   TL789.85.O25P34 2004

Paths to discovery: autobiographies from Chicanas with careers in science, mathematics, and engineering. Edited by Norma E. Cantú. Los Angeles, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, c2008. 237 p.
   Bibliography: p. 227.
   Q141.P3746 2008

Schraff, Anne E. Jaime Escalante: inspirational math teacher. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers, c2009 128 p.
   Bibliography: p. 123-124.
   QA29.E73S37 2009

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Magazine Articles

DeVries, Dan, and Melanie Cole. Latinos in the lab: how scientists have overcome the odds to become leaders and mentors. Hispanic,v. 9, Sept. 1, 1996: 36-42.
   E184.S75H54

Individual Latina voices.AWIS magazine, v. 31, summer 2002: 11-15.
   Latinos in Science Vertical File <SciRR>

Kher, Unmesh. Protein wizard. Time magazine, v. 158, Aug. 20, 2001: 56.
   Biography of Carlos Bustamente.
   P2.T37

Krucoff, Carol. Antonia Novello: a dream come true. Saturday evening post,v. 263, May/June 1991: 38-41, 92.
   AP2.S2

Morell, Virginia. The really secret life of plants. The New York times magazine, Dec. 18, 1994: 50-53.
   Biography of Eloy Rodriguez.
   Microfiche 83/309

Rincon, Melissa. Gabriela Chavarria in an effort to save the planet. Latina style,v. 15, Mar./Apr. 2003: 8-10.
   Latinos in Science Vertical File <SciRR>

Wright, Elisse. Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff of the Harvard Medical School. Hispanic engineer, v. 5, fall 1989: 36-38.
   TA1.H58

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Reference Books

Alegre, César. Extraordinary Hispanic Americans. New York, Children’s Press, c2007. 288 p.
   Bibliography: p. 275-277.
   Includes Luis Alvarez, Jaime Escalante, Mario Molina, Ellen Ochoa, Severo Ochoa.
   E184.S75A78 2007

Great Hispanic-Americans. Consultant,Nicolás Kanellos; Robert Rodriguez and Tamra Orr, contributing writers.  Lincolnwood, IL, Publications International, c2005. 128 p.
   E184.S75G74 2005
   Includes Luis Walter Alvarez, Jaime Escalante, Mario Molina, Carlos Noriega, Antonia Novello, Ellen Ochoa.

Newton, David E. Latinos in science, math, and professions. New York, Facts on File, c2007.  274 p.
   Bibliography: p. 245.
   Q141.N46 2007 <SciRR>

Our journeys/our stories: portraits of Latino achievement = Nuestros caminos/nuestras historias: retratos de logro Latino. Washington, Smithsonian Latino Center, c2008. 99 p.
   English and Spanish.
   Includes Mario Molina, Antonia Novello, Ellen Ochoa, Juan Romagoza.
   E184.S75O93 2008

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Websites

Gale Hispanic heritage month biographies
   http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/chh/bio/
   Newspaper-style biographies of influential Hispanic figures. Scientists include Luis Alvarez, France Anne Córdova, Mario Molina, and Ellen Ochoa.

NASA Hispanic astronaut biographies
   http://oeop.larc.nasa.gov/hep/hep-astronauts.html
   Focuses on the 13 Hispanic men and women in the NASA Career Astronauts program and the NASA astronaut corps. Intended for intermediate reading level or above.

SACNAS biography project
   http://bio.sacnas.org/biography/
   Biographies of Latino scientists at two reading levels.

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For Educators

Lesson Tools

Ansberry, Karen Rohrich, and Emily Morgan. Loco beans. In More picture-perfect science lessons: using children’s books to guide inquiry, K-4. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2007. p. 65-78.
   Includes ideas/sample hand-outs for classroom activities.
   LB1585.A57 2007

Barba, Robertta H. Science in the multicultural classroom: a guide to teaching and learning.2nd ed. Boston, Allyn and Bacon, c1998. 450 p.
   Bibliography: p. 419-440.
   Includes ideas for classroom activities.
   LB1585.B27 1998

Bernstein, Leonard, Alan Winkler, and Linda Zierdt-Warshaw. Latino women of science. Maywood, NJ, Peoples Publishing Group, 1998. 70 p.
   Includes ideas/sample hand-outs for classroom activities for grades 5-12.
   Accompanying teacher’s guide available. (Not in LC).
   Q130.B47 1998

Celebrating cultural diversity: science learning for all. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2001. 78 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1C45 2001

Engineering is Elementary.
   www.mos.org/eie/
   Multicultural inquiry science curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston.

Haley-Oliphant, Ann E. Ynes Mexia, botanist, 1870-1938. In Women life scientists: past, present, and futureEdited by Marsha Lakes Matyas and Ann E. Haley. Bethesda, MD, The American Physiological Society, 1997. p. 203-215.
   In Process 07-22-10
   http://www.the-aps.org/education/k12curric/pdf/mexia.pdf" (Full lesson as PDF.)

Hispanic heritage month. Science and children, v. 36, Sept. 1998: 43-44.
   LB1585.S34
   Includes foldout classroom poster.

Triana, Estrella M., Anne Abbruzzese, and Marsha Lakes Matyas. Stepping into the future: Hispanics in science and engineering. Washington, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1992. 40 p.
   Includes 1-page, reader-friendly biographies of Hispanic scientists.
   Latinos in Science Vertical File <SciRR>

Wonderwise: Space Geologist.
   http://wonderwise.unl.edu/18space/spacesite.htm
   Interactive website on Adriana Ocampo. Includes downloadable activity book. Supplemental CD-ROM and DVD available for purchase.

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Science for ELLs

Cox-Petersen, Anne (Amy), and Joanne K. Olson. Alternate assessments for English language learners. Science and children, v. 44, Feb. 2007: 46-48.
   LB1585.S34

DeLuca, Eileen.Unlocking academic vocabulary.The science teacher, v. 77, Mar. 2010: 27-32.
   Q181.S38

Edmonds, Lori M. Challenges and solutions for ELLs. The science teacher, v. 76, Mar. 2009: 30-33.
   Q181.S38

Hansen, Laurie. Strategies for ELL success. Science and children,v. 43, Jan. 2006: 22-25.
   LB1585.S34

Lee, Okhee, and Mary Avalos. Integrating science with English language development. SEDL letter, v. 15, Dec. 2003: 21-27.
   Latinos in Science Vertical File <SciRR>

McDonnough, Jacqueline T., and Seonhee Cho. Making the connection: practical techniques for accommodating English language learners in the science classroom. The science teacher, v. 76, Mar. 2009: 34-37.
   Q181.S38

Medina-Jerez, William, and others. Science for ELLs: rethinking our approach. The science teacher, v. 74, Mar. 2007: 52-56.
   Q181.S38

Science for English language learners: K-12 classroom strategies. Edited by Ann K. Fathman and David T. Crowther. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2006. 252 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   PE1128.A2S323 2006

Teaching science to English language learners: building on students’ strengths.  Edited by Ann S. Rosebery and Beth Warren. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2008. 199 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q181.T35375 2008

Teaching science with Hispanic ELLs in K-16 classrooms. Edited by Dennis W. Sunal, Cynthia S. Sunal, and Emmett L. Wright. Charlotte, NC, Information Age Publishers, c2010. 319 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.3.A1T427 2010

Westervelt, Miriam.Schoolyard inquiry for English language learners. The science teacher, v. 74, Mar. 2007: 47-51.
   Q181.S38

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Research and Standards

Barba, Robertta H. A study of culturally syntonic variables in the bilingual/bicultural science classroom. Journal of research in science teaching, v. 30, Nov. 1993: 1053-1071.
   Q181.A1J6

Cuevas, Peggy, and others. Improving science inquiry with elementary students of diverse backgrounds. Journal of research in science teaching, v. 42, Mar. 2005: 337-357.
   Q181.A1J6

Hodson, Derek. In search of a rationale for multicultural science education. Science education, v. 77, Nov. 1993: 685-711.
   Q1.S385

Lee, Okhee, and Aurolyn Luykx. Science education and student diversity: synthesis and research agenda. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006. 198 p.
   Bibliography: p. 167-187.
   LB1585.3.L44 2006

Lee, Okhee, and Cory A. Buxton. Diversity and equity in science education: research, policy, and practice. New York, Teachers College Press, c2010. 237 p.
   Bibliography: p. 197-220.
   LB1585.3.L439 2010

National Science Education Standards: observe, interact, change, learn. Washington, National Academy Press, c1996. 262 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   See especially Teaching Standard B, p. 32-37, and Teaching Standard E, p. 45-46.
   Q183.3.A1N364 1996

Rakow, Steven J., and Andrea B. Bermudez. Science is ‘ciencia’: meeting the needs of Hispanic American students. Science education, v. 77, Nov. 1993: 669-683.
   Q1.S385

Stanley, William B., and Nancy W. Brickhouse. Multiculturalism, universalism, and science education. Science education, v. 78, July 1994: 387-398.
   Q1.S385

The Work of language in multicultural classrooms: talking science, writing science. Edited by Katherine Richardson Bruna and Kimberley Gomez.New York, Routledge, 2009. 362 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.3.W67 2008

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Bilingual Science for Kids

Books (arranged by series) Series title marked by ☼

     ☼ Los animales depredadores. [Predatory animals]: 4 titles (2 available in LC)

Markle, Sandra. Los leones. [Lions.] Minneapolis, ediciones Lerner, 2007. 39 p.
   Bibliography: p. 39.
   Text in Spanish only.
   QL737.C23M272418 2007

Markle, Sandra. Los lobos. [Wolves.] Minneapolis, ediciones Lerner, 2007. 39 p.
   Bibliography: p. 39.
   Text in Spanish only.
   QL737.C22M36418 2007

     ☼ Ciencia y la ciudad [City Science]: 2 relevant titles (both available in LC)

Freeman, Marcia S.  Ciencia en la ciudad. [Science in the city.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, c2006. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   Q163.F76318 2006

Sheehan, Thomas F. Cienca en el parque. [Science in the park.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, c2006. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QC133.5.S5418 2006

      ☼ Exploremos la galaxia [Exploring the galaxy]: 11 titles (8 available in LC)

Adamson, Thomas K. Los astronautas. [Astronauts.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2008. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   TL793.A2818 2008

Adamson, Thomas K. Las estrellas. [Stars.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2008. 24 p.
   QB801.7.A2818 2008

Adamson, Thomas K. La luna. [The moon.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2008. 24 p.
   QB582.A3318 2008

Adamson, Thomas K. Neptuno. [Neptune.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2006. 24 p.
    Bibliography: p. 23.
   QB691.A3318 2006

Adamson, Thomas K. Saturno. [Saturn.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2006. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 23.
   QB671.A3218 2006

Adamson, Thomas K. El sol. [The sun.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2008. 24 p.
   QB521.5.A34518 2008

Adamson, Thomas K. La tierra. [Earth.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2006. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QB631.4.A3318 2006

Adamson, Thomas K. Urano. [Uranus.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2006. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 23.
   QB681.A3318 2006

      ☼ Gigantes de la ciencia [Giants of science bilingual]: 5 titles (all available in LC)

Birch, Beverley. Marie Curie. San Diego, CA, Blackbirch Press, 2005. 64 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QD22.C8B5718 2005

Sproule, Anna. Los hermanos Wright: el comienzo de la aviación. [The Wright brothers: the birth of flight.]San Diego, CA, Blackbirch Press, c2005. 64 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TL540.W7S62 2005

White, Michael. Galileo Galilei. San Diego, CA, Blackbirch Press, 2005. 64 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QB36.G2W4818 2005

White, Michael. Isaac Newton. San Diego, CA, Blackbirch Press, 2005. 64 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC16.N7W4418 2005

      ☼ I like science! Bilingual: 6 titles (all available in LC)

McGlone, Catherine. Visitando volcanes con una científica. [Visiting volcanoes with a scientist.] Translated by Nora Díaz. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Elementary, c2008 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 23
   QE521.3.M39218 2008

Murphy, Patricia J. Explorando el espacio con una astronauta. [Exploring space with an astronaut.] Translated by Nora Díaz. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Elementary, c2008. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 23.
   TL793.M83718 2008

Murphy, Patricia J. Mirando a las plantas con un científico. [Looking at plants with a scientist.] Translated by Nora Díaz. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Elementary, 2009. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 23.
   QK49.M9718 2009

Williams, Judith. Descubriendo dinosaurios con un cazador de fósiles. [Discovering dinosaurs with a fossil hunter.] Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Elementary, c2008. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 23.
   QE714.5.W5518 2008

Williams, Judith. En busca de tormentos con un científico.[Searching for storms with a scientist.] Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Elementary, 2009. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 23.
   QC863.5.W5518 2009

Williams, Judith. Explorando la selva tropical con una científica. [Exploring the rain forest with a scientist.]Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Elementary, c2009. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 23.
   QH86.W55618 2009

      ☼ Un libro de Bobbie Kalman [A Bobbie Kalman book]: Numerous titles (4 available in LC)

Kalman, Bobbie, and Rebecca Sjonger. El ciclo del agua. [Water cycle.] New York, Crabtree Publishing Company, c2007. 32 p.
   GB662.3.K35418 2007

Kalman, Bobbie, and Rebecca Sjonger. Un hábitat de sabana. [Savanna habitat.] New York, Crabtree Publishing Company, c2007. 32 p.
   QH541.5.P7K35218 2007

MacAulay, Kelley, and Bobbie Kalman. Un hábitat de desierto. [Desert habitat.] New York, Crabtree Publishing Company, c2007. 32 p.
   QH541.5.D4M3318 2007

Smithyman, Kathryn, and Bobbie Kalman. El bioma marino. [Ocean biome.] New York, Crabtree Publishing Company, c2007. 32 p.
   QH91.16.S6518 2007

      ☼ Patrones en la naturaleza [Patterns in nature]: 4 titles (all available in LC)

Hall, Margaret. El día y la noche. [Day and night.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Edited by Gail Saunders-Smith. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2009. 24 p.
   QB633.H3518 2009

Hall, Margeret. Las estaciones del año. [Seasons of the year.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Edited by Gail Saunders-Smith. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2009. 24 p.
   QB637.4.H3518 2009

Hall, Margaret. Hibernar. [Hibernation.]Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Edited by Gail Saunders-Smith. Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2009. 24 p.
   QL755.H3518 2009

Olson, Gillia M. Las fases de la luna. [Phases of the moon.] Translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Edited by Gail Saunders-Smith.; Mankato, MN, Capstone Press, c2009. 24 p.
   QB588.O4718 2009

      ☼ Miremos a los animales [Let’s look at animals]: 8 titles (all available in LC)

Cooper, Jason. Camuflaje y disfraz. [Camouflage and disguise.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, c2007. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QL759.C6618 2007

Cooper, Jason. Cuernos. [Antlers and horns.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, 2007. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QL942.C6618 2007

Cooper, Jason. Pezuñas y garras. [Hooves and claws.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, c2007. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QL942.C664 2007

Higginson, Mel. Picos. [Beaks and bills.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, c2007. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QL697.H5418 2007<

Higginson, Mel. Plumas y pelaje. [Feathers and fur.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, 2007. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QL942.H5418 2007

James, Ray. Colas de animales. [Animal tails.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, 2007. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QL950.6.J3618 2007

James, Ray. Dientes y colmillos. [Teeth and fangs.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, c2007. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24.
   QL858.J26 2007

James, Ray. A partir del huevo [From an egg.] Translated by Esther Sarfatti. Vero Beach, FL, Rourke Publishers, c2007. 24 p.
   Bibliography: p. 24
   SF490.3.J3618 2007

☼ Non-series title:

Mi primer Larousse de las ciencias de la vida y de la tierra. [My first Larousse of life and earth sciences.] México, D. F., Ediciones Larousse, c2004.  160 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Text in Spanish only.
   Q123.M48 2004

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Websites

The Green Squad by the National Resources Defense Council
     English: http://www.nrdc.org/greensquad/intro/intro_1.asp
     Spanish: http://www.nrdc.org/greensquad/espanol/intro/intro_1.asp

Kids Do Ecology by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
     English: http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu
     Spanish: http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/sp/

Space Place by NASA
     English: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/
     Spanish: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sp/kids/

Try Science by the Partnership for Science Literacy
     English: http://www.tryscience.org/home.html
     Spanish: http://www.tryscience.org/es/home.html

Windows to the Universe by the National Earth Science Teachers Association
     English: http://www.windows2universe.org/windows.html
     Spanish: http://www.windows2universe.org/spanish.html

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More Information

Organizations

Celebra la Ciencia, a project of the Self Reliance Foundation (SRF)
http://www.celebralaciencia.org/ or http://www.celebralaciencia.org/index_spanish.html
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 496-6040
Fax: (202) 496-6041
      Seeks to increase Hispanic family participation in science education programs. Includes information and activities for kids, parents, and teachers in English and Spanish.

Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education (CAHSEE)
http://www.cahsee.org
8100 Corporate Drive, Suite 401
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: (301) 918-1014
Fax: (301) 918-1087
Email: [email protected]
      Provides Latinos and other unrepresented minority students with rigorous academic opportunities in a nurturing environment. Funded by NASA.

National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
http://www.hispanicphysicists.org
      Seeks to increase opportunities for Hispanics in physics. Includes a link, “Hispanic Americans in Physics: Past, Present, and Future,” with short biographies of Hispanic American physicists. Contact information for current board of directors is available at http://www.hispanicphysicists.org/board.html

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
http://sacnas.org
P.O. Box 8526
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8526
Phone: (831) 458-0170 or toll-free at (877) SACNAS-1 (722-6271)
Fax: (831) 459-0194
Email: [email protected]
       Supports Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. Sponsors teacher workshops and the SACNAS Biography Project, an online resource for K-12 educators. (http://www.sacnas.org/biography)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
http://www.shpe.org
13181 Crossroads Parkway North, Suite 450
City of Industry, CA 91746-3497
Phone: (323) 725-3970
Fax: (323) 725-0316
Email: [email protected]
      Social-technical organization to increase potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science through educational opportunities for Hispanic youth.

Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES)
http://www.maes-natl.org
2437 Bay Area Blvd, #100
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 557-3677
Fax: (281) 715-5100
Email: [email protected]
      Promotes academic excellence and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists. Sponsors an outreach program for Hispanic youth called MAES PreCollege.

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Internet Search Terms

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