Scientists Get Dressed

Persnickety. Aug. 2019. 48p. ed. by ed. by Caroline Watkins. photos. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781943978489.
Gr 2-4–Ever wonder what kinds of clothing and apparatuses are needed for a volcanologist or a glaciologist? Eighteen different people are introduced with the gear they need to collect data for their scientific studies and protect themselves. Ecologist Bill Moore counts bats and therefore must wear a protective helmet, headlamp, and at times night-vision goggles. Rebecca Tripp, who is pictured using a wheelchair, utilizes a tree-climbing harness to pull herself up to the forest canopy in order to study animals. Volcanologist Jessica Ball wears thick cotton gloves, cotton clothing, a safety helmet, and a respirator. Chemical engineers, astronauts, space engineers, wildlife refuge managers, and biologists are just a few of the jobs covered. Some fold-out pages depict even larger photo spreads. End pages encourage students to be citizen scientists and include additional information about the photos in the book and an “If you were a scientist” questionnaire.
VERDICT This book is easy enough to understand for youngsters and provides adequate depth for older students. Librarians should budget to get this title. An excellent resource to introduce STEM careers and teach curious minds about scientists.

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