While Franklin has become increasingly recognized for her immense contributions to molecular biology, even today, students everywhere learn the story of Watson and Crick's discovery but few are taught about the critical contributions of Rosalind Franklin to understanding the nature of DNA. Franklin's story remains one of the most famous and egregious examples of a female scientist being denied credit for her work due to sexism.
For older teens and adults who would like to learn more about Franklin's story, we recommend the excellent biography "Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA" at http://amzn.to/UsaGsr
Rosalind Franklin is also one of the 52 female scientists profiled in the excellent recent release “Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and The World," which is highly recommended for teens and adults alike at http://www.amightygirl.com/headstrong-52-women
For several posters that feature Rosalind Franklin, check out this fantastic art print (http://www.amightygirl.com/rosalind-franklin-art), this minimalist poster (http://www.amightygirl.com/rosalind-franklin-poster), and the History of Women in Science poster (http://www.amightygirl.com/history-women-science-poster).
To introduce women's important scientific contributions to a new generation, in our "Scientists" section, we feature a variety of books for children and teens about real-life female scientists at http://www.amightygirl.com/boo…/history-biography/biography…
To encourage your Mighty Girl's interest in science, check out our blog post: "Science At Play: Top 20 Science Toys for Mighty Girls" at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=7692 or browse our entire STEM section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-math