Who Is a Scientist?
by Laura Gehl
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 05 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2021
Lerner Publishing Group, Millbrook Press ™
Scientists work hard in the lab and in the field to make important discoveries. But who are they really?
It turns out they are just like us! Scientists can be any race. And any gender. They can wear lab coats, jeans, or even tutus. And they are people who love to fly drones, make art, and even eat French fries!
Meet fourteen phenomenal scientists who might just change the way you think about who a scientist is. They share their scientific work in fields like entomology, meteorology, paleontology, and engineering as well as other interesting facts about themselves and their hobbies. An "if you like this, you'll like that" flowchart in the back of the book helps students identify science careers they might be interested in. Scan a QR code at the end of the book for a video of the scientists introducing themselves!
A Note From the Publisher
Title also available as paperback for $9.99 (ISBN 9781728441085).
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 8 members
"Who is a scientist?" picks 14 modern-day scientists with each working in different field of study. The book briefly describes each scientist's job. Of course, When someone says "scientist," all we think is an individual who is stuck in the science lab focusing on the specimens. However, this book portrays that scientists DO enjoy other things apart from working. I love the idea of having their pictures posing with there favorite hobbies. This book simply educates the readers with types of careers (and their task) in each field of study in science. Ideal to teach children about careers. Overall, it's a fantastic non fiction book for little readers.
Who Is a Scientist? is filled with bright colors and action photos that show present-day scientists at work and at play. Gehl introduces 14 people--from an environmental scientist who surfs to an astronomer who paints--showing readers that being a scientist can mean many things. Readers also learn about different branches of science and the interesting projects that each scientist explores. This book is a great way to discuss careers and showcase the variety of topics that STEM pros can tackle!
This is AWESOME!!! 14 short, accessible profiles of various scientists from all walks of life. I love that this focuses not only on the scientist's work, but also offers detail about them as a person--their likes, hobbies, etc. It really humanizes them and makes it easy for kids to connect to them as possible models for their future. I also really appreciated that the practical applications of each scientist's work were explained. It didn't just say "neurobiologist" or "meteorologist" but actually explained what the person did and what problems/questions their work was trying to address. This, again, makes it so much more relatable for readers. This belongs in every elementary library ASAP! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
A really great book with lots of representation to show that anyone can be a scientist. It also highlights LOTS of different kinds of science that is out there. Features great pictures of all of the scientists featured as well! Love the little quiz at the end to give the kids something interactive to do. I personally am a mechanical engineer and I got astronaut!