This book contains three main sections. The first section covers the African and African-American heritage of science and technology. The second section, which makes up the largest part of the book, contains profiles of ten contemporary African-American scientists. The third section is entitled "Science, Technology and You." The book also includes a glossary of terms, maps of the early civilizations of Africa and Africa today, and a teacher's resource manual.
From back cover: "Science & Technology: A Rich Heritage takes an exciting new approach to making science relevant for all students. This motivating text explores the roots of science and technology in everyday life. Science & Technology: A Rich Heritage highlights the critical link between studying science in school and the opportunity to go on to college or to succeed in careers related to science and technology.
In this rapidly changing, technologically advanced society, Science & Technology: A Rich Heritage helps to answer the question, "Why is learning about science important?" It will prepare your students to make wise choices as they prepare for higher levels of education and career opportunities. Students will: Explore and trace the African roots of modern science and technology and learn how they apply to every student; Discover how the study and exploration of science and technology influenced the contibutions and achievements of African-Americans in science and technology-related careers; Examine the impact that science and technology have on the world and the opportunities that await students as they decide on educational courses and career goals."