Scientists Get Dressed
Book cover
Author(s): Deborah Lee Rose
Publisher: Persnickety Press
Copyright Year: 2019
ISBN/ISSN: 9781943978489
Review

Science texts provide a broad overview of a wide range of topics, but this volume takes a fresh look at the people who make it all happen. Chapters explore the specific clothing donned by variety of scientists in order to accomplish their job tasks. The cover shows an astronaut, but the three-page fold-out found inside gives even more details about the space suit, a garment that is literally out of this world. Next, readers learn what a brain surgeon wears on the job. After that, follow an underwater diver as he explores the lives of sharks. A person who counts bats in caves requires entirely different garments for unique reasons of their own. Any of us can enjoy a scientific adventure, like looking at a solar eclipse, if we are wearing the proper garb. If you would like to learn more about the forest, you might try wearing a harness that will lift you up high above the ground. If you like heights, you might want to try parachuting. For those who prefer to stay on the ground, you will learn what you need to wear to collect burning lava. On the other hand, there are giant mittens to sample freezing ice from a glacier. You can also find out what attire to wear for rescuing sea turtles, digging dinosaur bones out of rock, or for helping raptors, bees, and pandas. The book concludes with questions readers can mull over while considering scientific careers and encourages them to tell their own STEM stories. The color photos clearly show the diversity of attire needed for the different types of scientists. People of all ages will learn about scientific jobs and the clothing each role requires. While there are many books about science, the unique focus of this title offers a whole new perspective for the genre. It will help both youngsters and adults broaden their views about the scientific profession and the people who work within this field.

Reviewer: Marge Cox, Library Media Specialist, Veterans Memorial Elementary School, Naples, FL
Rating: Highly Recommended
Grade (as stated by Reviewer/SLC): 3-5
Review Date: October 1, 2019
Product Description
In Scientists Get Dressed by award-winning author Deborah Lee Rose, stunning and engaging ""you are there"" photos and fun-fact filled text let readers discover how scientists suit up, gown up, gear up, even dress up in costume to do their jobs. Young readers (and listeners) meet real scientists facing the challenges of making new discoveries, saving lives and saving our planet?whether they're floating weightless in space or swimming with endangered whale sharks, digging out snow samples from a frozen glacier or gathering hot lava from a burning volcano, rescuing a wild bald eagle or operating on a human brain.

Kids of all ages love to role play through dress up. Through the unique lens of what scientists wear?including many photos never before published?Scientists Get Dressed inspires kids to explore STEM in new ways, and to imagine themselves getting dressed for exciting and important work.

What do scientists wear? Kids will be fascinated and surprised to learn that scientists wear not only white lab coats but helmets, jackets, boots, goggles, fins, spacesuits, waders, harnesses and gloves of all kinds. Even young children know gloves keep their hands warm?but for scientists, gloves make their work possible and safe. Volcano scientists wear cotton gloves that won't melt near burning lava. Water scientists wear insulating gloves to stay warm and dry in frozen streams. Brain surgeons wear tight, thin gloves that flex with every movement. Raptor scientists wear gloves of stuff stronger than steel, to guard themselves from an eagle's ripping talons and beak.

Scientists Get Dressedteaches young readers how the right clothing and gear help scientists do their extraordinary work in hard to reach places like the high forest canopy and dark bat caves, and protect them from hazards like germs, chemicals and the Sun's dangerous radiation. From labs to volcanic lava fields, from warm ocean waves to frigid polar ice caps, from beehives to beyond Earth's atmosphere, Scientists Get Dressed zooms in on what scientists do, how they do it and why it matters.
Media Type: Book, eBook
Binding: HC
# Pages: 48
Price: $18.95
Genre: Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Exposition
Entry ID: 2226506

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