The Kid Who Named Pluto: And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science

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The Kid Who Named Pluto, an updated collection of stories about exceptional young inventors and scientific pioneers, is sure to inspire.
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Overview

The Kid Who Named Pluto, an updated collection of stories about exceptional young inventors and scientific pioneers, is sure to inspire.
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"McCutcheon profiles nine lads and lasses from the last two centuries who at least began making names for themselves in science or invention while children or teenagers..." -Kirkus Reviews

"...offers true stories that focus on nine prodigies who changed the face of science, such as Philo Taylor Farnsworth in 'The Teenager Who Invented Television' (he made the first design for a television when he was only 14, according to his bio) and Mary Anning whose discovery (in the early 1800s) of an ichthyosaur skeleton as a 12-year-old led her to a life as a paleontologist in 'The Curious Girl Who Discovered Sea-Monster Skeletons.'" -Publisher's Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811837705
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/12/2004
  • Pages: 88
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc McCutcheon is a bookstore owner and the author of Roget's Super Thesaurus , Descriptionary , The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts About Humans and 12 other books. He lives in Maine.

Jon Cannell is an accomplished designer and founder of Jon Cannell Design. His clients include several Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Washington state.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Making a Big Difference as a Kid in Science

    Curious and smart kids can start off with a simple idea and make important contributions to science. The book, Heroes of the Environment, by Marc McCutcheon tells us of nine extraordinary young people that made a big splash in the world of Science. The book covers:
    Robert Goddard, who invented the science of rocketry.
    Venetia Burney, the girl who name Pluto.
    Isaac Asimov, who wrote over 350 books.
    Philo Farnsworth, a teenage boy who invented television.
    Mary Anning, a girl who was the first to find the fossilized remains of many dinosaurs.
    Sarah Flannery, a girl who invented a new secret code.
    Truman Henry Stafford, a boy who was a lightning calculator.
    Emily Rosa, a fourth grader whose science experiment debunked a medical procedure.
    Louis Braille, who invented the Braille system of writing for the blind.
    All the stories in the book were very interesting and I really liked the fascinating facts that were included with each story. This book made me believe that curiosity and hard work can produce amazing results. I think it will inspire many kids to become a Scientist some day.

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