Heidi Olinger

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Heidi Olinger is a writer, speaker, award-winning educator, and the founder of Pretty Brainy, a nonprofit organization that creates STEAM learning to inspire and prepare girls to innovate, problem-solve, and lead in the 21st century. Her latest book, Leonardo’s Science Workshop: Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects Like a Genius, is an interactive adventure that embraces the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci to bring science, art, and innovation to life.

Written with an inimitable combination of clarity and belief in the genius of every young reader, Leonardo’s Science Workshop models the curiosity and problem-solving that made Leonardo a genius and Heidi a voice for STEM that is accessible, alive, and respects young people where they are.
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Heidi Olinger Heidi Olinger said: " Required reading for every woman who has ever written or doubted herself, not to mention every journalist and student of journalism. Graham's Personal History also is a core of U.S. History. For those of us for whom the First Amendment is sacred, her ...more "

 

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Leonardo's Art Workshop by Amy Leidtke
" Leonardo’s Art Workshop: Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects Like a Genius is a beautiful book that guides young people age 9 and up through more ...more "
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"The author provided STEAM projects that were not only educational, but fun to complete for my students. I found this to be an interesting and useful book."
Leonardo's Science Workshop by Heidi Olinger
"Love this book from the Leonard's Workshop series. This is just perfect for introducing some of Leonardo's concepts to our kids in library programs. Most helpful is that a concept is presented in clear easy to understand language followed by proje..." Read more of this review »
Leonardo's Science Workshop by Heidi Olinger
"Another fascinating book from this series. Really great at bringing science in to your home and lives. The experiments are great to entertain the kids. For me the history and science behind it all was more for me as it went over my children's head..." Read more of this review »
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Required reading for every woman who has ever written or doubted herself, not to mention every journalist and student of journalism. Graham's Personal History also is a core of U.S. History. For those of us for whom the First Amendment is sacred, her ...more
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If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland
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I first read this book while I was teaching writing at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I immediately declared it the book with which I wanted every student to learn. The subtitle says it all --- it always will have a place on my bookshelf.
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One Continuous Mistake by Gail Sher
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This work has had a place on my writer's shelf for nearly two decades. It is indispensable for everyone who wants to write or create a place in life for a writing practice.
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Less by Andrew Sean Greer
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Evelyn Fox Keller
“I was just so interested in what I was doing I could hardly wait to get up in the morning and get at it. One of my friends, a geneticist, said I was a child, because only children can't wait to get up in the morning to get at what they want to do." - Dr. Barbara McClintock”
Evelyn Fox Keller, A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock




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