Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science

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For those who love to explore new places or figure out how the world works, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science, Second Edition provides the perfect introduction to science professions, from conducting tests in the lab to teaching high school students to excavating a fossil site. Career profiles include: archaelogist, chemist, food scientist, nutritionist, oceanographer, robotics technician, science educator, veterinarian.

Provides activities to uncover individual...

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Overview

For those who love to explore new places or figure out how the world works, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science, Second Edition provides the perfect introduction to science professions, from conducting tests in the lab to teaching high school students to excavating a fossil site. Career profiles include: archaelogist, chemist, food scientist, nutritionist, oceanographer, robotics technician, science educator, veterinarian.

Provides activities to uncover individual traits and abilities, information about careers in science, description of career planning resources, explanations for personal roadmaps, and profiles of individual scientists.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shalini Murthy
From the publishers of Facts on File comes a real winner. The author must know her audience well judging by the manner in which the book is written-an easy, conversational style that is sure to appeal. Add to this the well-researched information and you have all the ingredients of a solid informational book. The book begins with a set of activities and questions for students to help them identify their traits and abilities, likes and dislikes, the idea being to match these traits with skills that are required for different science related careers. Following this interest inventory is a profile of almost 15 different careers, ranging from archaeologist to veterinarian. For each occupation, a required skill set is identified. Each career profile also includes resources such as relevant web sites, books and organizations that students could turn to for more information. A section entitled "Try it Out" encourages kids to read or do some activity related to the career. The career discussions end with a profile of a person actually pursuing that career. These vignettes help to make the career more "real" to the reader. The last chapters of the book consist of ideas for kids to further explore career choices in science such as volunteering, shadowing and ideas for finding places to practice job skills. All these aspects combine to make this book a true treasure that is sure to be a tremendous resource in a home, classroom or library setting.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-With the premise that it's never too early to begin exploring your options, Reeves has written a book to help children connect their interests and abilities to career opportunities. After completing a few exercises designed to calculate their specific skills and interests (with reminders to use a separate piece of paper if the book isn't yours), readers can examine some or all of the 15 careers that are covered in depth. For each position, a definition, Internet resources, activities, relevant professional associations, skill and educational requirements, and an interview with someone who works in the field are included. The conversational tone of the text distinguishes this title from other guides. Black-and-white photographs and drawings appear throughout. A lively addition to vocational collections.-Miriam Driss, Kent Regional Library, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816065493
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Career Ideas for Kids Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 9 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Make a Choice!     1
Choice A     2
Choice B     2
How to Use This Book     3
Get in Gear!     7
Watch for Signs Along the Way     7
Rules of the Road     9
Dangerous Detours     16
Ultimate Career Destination     17
Get Some Direction     18
Take a Trip!     27
Archaeologist     30
Astronomer     38
Chemist     45
Engineer     52
Food Scientist     60
Horticulturist     68
Landscape Architect     75
Medical Technologist     81
Meteorologist     87
Nutritionist     94
Oceanographer     101
Pharmacist     109
Robotics Technician     118
Science Educator     124
Veterinarian     133
Make a Scientific Detour!     141
A World of Science Careers     142
Don't Stop Now!     147
Narrow Down Your Choices     149
Surf the Net     149
Snoop at the Library     151
GetIn Touch with the Experts     153
Chat on the Phone     155
Information Is Power     159
What's Next?     163
Watch for Signs Along the Way     164
Rules of the Road     164
Dangerous Detours     165
Ultimate Career Destination     166
Get Some Direction     166
Hooray! You Did It!     169
Some Future Destinations     171
It's Not Just for Nerds     171
Awesome Internet Career Resources     172
Join the Club!     175
More Career Books Especially for Kids     175
Heavy-Duty Resources     177
Finding Places to Work     177
Index     179
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