A Young Scholars Publication
Written by Christina Washington, Illustrated by Shatamber Wade
Ms. Pearl is a super intelligent Scientist who enjoys performing experiments in her laboratory. She works at a Nature Park where she engages with dynamic animal friends – Sean the Squirrel, Teddy the Turtle, Elle the Elephant, Alex the Alligator, and Max the Monkey – each having a unique talent in the STEM subjects. Together they use their skills and wit to highlight STEM in a fun and informative manner.
Readers will witness the characters exercise problem solving skills, introduce science concepts, and discuss various scientific terminology during their interactions in Ms. Pearl’s laboratory. Readers will learn about chemical reactions, gaseous state of matter, and working together as a team. Children will also become inspired to recreate the kid-friendly experiments performed in the book using the optional activity kit.
Delightfully informative children's book with an optimistic feel
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Christina Washington is an esteemed Scientist and Author with a passion for helping others. For the past 18 years, Mrs. Washington has had a distinguished STEM career with experiences working in research, engineering development, and the medical industry. In 2015, Mrs. Washington founded Young Scholars to improve academic performance and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects by providing fun learning opportunities for children. Through Young Scholars' partnerships with several universities and organizations such as Girl Scouts, Mrs. Washington has positively impacted thousands of children in the past 2 years alone.
In 2016, Mrs. Washington authored children's book "Ms Pearl Makes a Discovery", followed by "Ms Pearl's Garden Surprise" in 2017. Both books were published through Young Scholars and written to encourage science exploration for children. Activity kits are available for each book so that readers may recreate the kid-friendly experiments performed within the books.
Mrs. Washington was recently nominated for an Emerging Voices Award for Ms. Pearl Makes a Discovery, as well as the National Science Teacher Association's Informal Educator of the Year Award. She has also received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career including Top 40 under 40 Professionals Honoree, US Army Material Command Award, and Outstanding Service Awards. Mrs. Washington is a featured Physicist on the American Physical Society’s website, as well as a honorary role model on the National Girl’s Collaborative Project’s website. Mrs. Washington looks forward to continuing her journey of enriching the community with quality educational STEM content and hopes that her work will inspire youth for years to come.