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Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science

Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science

by Diane Lindsey Reeves, Nancy Bond
     
 

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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,

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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.

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 - 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816065493
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Career Ideas for Kids Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,159,325
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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