A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Scientists Get Dressed, by science writer Deborah Lee Rose (Beauty and the Beak), is a wonderful introduction to science that shows a wide range of scientific endeavors. The clever part is coming at science from the angle of what the scientists wear to do their jobs. Whether it's a crisp white lab coat, a muddy pair of boots, gloves to protect you from hot lava, or a big, cumbersome space suit, each outfit is designed to protect the person -- as well as the creature or environment being studied -- from harm. Clear, concise text blocks and exciting photos make it an entertaining, informative read for kids and adults.
What's the story?
SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED offers mini-profiles of all sorts of different jobs that scientists do and what they wear to do them. Included are a brain researcher, astronauts, a marine biologist, astronomers, space engineers, a paleontologist, a raptor biologist, a wildlife refuge manager and photographer, and more. Photos accompany short text blocks and give a clear picture of the work the scientists are doing.
Is it any good?
This exciting introduction to the vast world of science shows kids an array of different jobs scientists do, conveys the importance of scientific study and research, and makes it look fun. If kids thought all scientists wear lab coats and work indoors, this book will show them that's not the case. The kid-friendly design makes it easy to get swept up in the thrill of discovery, with vivid color photos, short but detailed captions, intriguing headlines, and clear, concise text. Several inviting activities and resources at the back of the book offer more ways for kids to get involved. This is a great, accessible package for kids at home or in the classroom.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about all the different jobs shown in Scientists Get Dressed. What kind of scientist would you like to be? Can you imagine getting bundled up to keep warm in Antarctica? Or slipping into a wind-resistant suit and skydiving to prepare for work as an astronaut?
Which scientist's job surprised you the most? What did you learn about that job that you didn't know before? What do you think is the most fun thing about being a scientist? What do you think is the most challenging thing?
Pick a science job you'd like to do and draw a picture of yourself in the outfit that you'd need to do that job.
- Author: Deborah Lee Rose
- Genre: Science
- Topics: STEM, Dinosaurs, Great Boy Role Models, Great Girl Role Models, Ocean Creatures, Robots, Science and Nature, Space and Aliens, Wild Animals
- Book type: Non-Fiction
- Publisher: Persnickety Press
- Publication date: December 3, 2019
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 5 - 13
- Number of pages: 48
- Available on: Hardback
- Last updated: February 10, 2020
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