Songju Ma Daemicke
Connection to Illinois: Ma Daemicke lives in Glenview. Biography: Songju Ma Daemicke grew up in Jilin, China and came to the United States in 1996. She is proud of her heritage and loves to share the rich Chinese culture with people, especially young people. Trained as an engineer and with a strong science background, her books shares both science and logic concepts with young children.
- Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant Best STEM Books of 2018 for K-12 Selection by NSTA, ITEEA & CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books Selection of 2018 by NSTA & CBC Notable-Social-Studies books of 2018 selection by NCSS &CBC A Mathical Honor Books of 2018 by MSRI, NCTM & CBC Children's Book Council "Book Power" Showcase selection School Library Journal's 2017 Math Picture Books selection
|A Case of Sense
ISBN: 1628558520 OCLC: 943647795 Arbordale Publishing 2016 While Ming plays outside one summer day, the smell of delicious food fills the air. It is coming from greedy Fu Wang s house. What is he up to? wonders Ming. To his alarm, Fu Wang demands that all the neighbors pay him for the pleasant smells. When the neighbors refuse, the case goes to court. How will the judge rule in this unusual case and will justice be served? Can Fu Wang make money from the neighbors sense of smell? A wise judge makes use of another sense to close the case with clever and convincing logic. This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 23-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. A Case of Sense is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The enhanced ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.
|Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant
ISBN: 1628559039 OCLC: 985073729 Arbordale Publishing 2017 How much does an elephant weigh? How do you know? How would you know if you didn t have a modern scale? Six-year-old Cao Chong, the most famous child prodigy in Chinese history, faced just this problem! Chong watches as the prime minister s most trusted and learned advisors debate different methods. The principal of buoyancy and a little bit of creative thinking help this boy come up with a solution. This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds. Keywords: buoyancy, problem solving, critical thinking, sink or float, scale, lever, volume, density, units of measurement, fulcrum, force, Chinese history, geography, maps, coordinate grid, Han Dynasty
|Our World: China
ISBN: B0BWLDV4H7 OCLC: Barefoot Books 2023 Nǐ hǎo! Let's spend a day in China! Fly kites in the square, buy sweet lychee at the market and go paddle boating at the lake. Author Songju Ma Daemicke and illustrator Jam Dong draw on their personal experiences growing up in China to create this appealing board book as part of the Our World Series for very young readers.
|Tu Youyou's Discovery: Finding a Cure for Malaria (She Made History)
ISBN: 0807581119 OCLC: 1241731288 Albert Whitman & Company 2021 Tu Youyou's malaria treatment saved millions of lives, and she became the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize. Tu Youyou had been interested in science and medicine since she was a child, so when malaria started infecting people all over the world in 1969, she went to work finding a treatment. Trained as a medical researcher in college and healed by traditional medicine techniques when she was young, Tu Youyou started experimenting with natural Chinese remedies. The treatment she discovered through years of research and experimentation is still used all over the world today.