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Title:
Career ideas for kids who like science
Author:
Reeves, Diane Lindsey, 1959-
Publication Information:
New York : Facts On File, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
ix, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Provides activities to uncover individual traits and abilities, information about careers in science, description of career planning resources, explanations for personal roadmaps, and profiles of individual scientists.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780816036806

9780816036868
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library Q147 .R38 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

The Career Ideas for Kids series links young readers' specific interests, talents, and skills to a wide variety of actual professions. Each lighthearted volume is filled with delightful text and playful illustrations.

Coverage begins with a set of questions designed to help kids discover who they are, what they like to do, and what they do best. Highly motivational, and just plain fun, additional chapters include:
-- Get in Gear! Kids begin to learn how to link their interests to actual professions.
-- Take a Trip! Informational interviews with professionals in the field explore a diverse mix of careers.
-- Don't Stop Now! Leads to a world of direct exploration and makes for an open road to Future Destinations!
-- and much more.

Careers profiled:
-- Archaeologist
-- Astronomer
-- Chemist
-- Engineer
-- Food Scientist
-- Horticulturist
-- Landscape Architect
-- Medical Technologist
-- Meteorologist
-- Nutritionist
-- Oceanographer
-- Pharmacist
-- Robotics Technician
-- Science Educator
-- Veterinarian.


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School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Career profiles include: Archaeologist Astronomer Chemist Engineer Food Scientist Horticulturist Landscape Architect Medical Technologist Meteorologist Nutritionist Oceanographer Pharmacist Robotics Technician Science Educator Veterinarian. Excerpted from Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science by Diane Lindsey Reeves All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Make a Choice!p. 1
Choice A

p. 2

Choice B

p. 2

How to Use This Bookp. 3
Get in Gear!p. 7
Discover #1 Watch for Signs Along the Wayp. 7
Discover #2 Rules of the Roadp. 9
Discover #3 Dangerous Detoursp. 16
Discover #4 Ultimate Career Destinationp. 17
Discover #5 Get Some Directionp. 18
Take a Trip!p. 27
Archaeologistp. 30
Astronomerp. 38
Chemistp. 45
Engineerp. 52
Food Scientistp. 60
Horticulturistp. 68
Landscape Architectp. 75
Medical Technologistp. 81
Meteorologistp. 87
Nutritionistp. 94
Oceanographerp. 101
Pharmacistp. 109
Robotics Technicianp. 118
Science Educatorp. 124
Veterinarianp. 133
Make a Scientific Detour!p. 141
A World of Science Careersp. 142
Don't Stop Now!p. 147
#1 Narrow Down Your Choicesp. 149
#2 Surf the Netp. 149
#3 Snoop at the Libraryp. 151
#4 Get In Touch with the Expertsp. 153
#5 Chat on the Phonep. 155
#6 Information Is Powerp. 159
What's Next?p. 163
Rediscover #1 Watch for Signs Along the Wayp. 164
Rediscover #2 Rules of the Roadp. 164
Rediscover #3 Dangerous Detoursp. 165
Rediscover #4 Ultimate Career Destinationp. 166
Rediscover #5 Get Some Directionp. 166
Hooray! You Did It!p. 169
Some Future Destinationsp. 171
It's Not Just for Nerdsp. 171
Awesome Internet Career Resourcesp. 172
Join the Club!p. 175
More Career Books Especially for Kidsp. 175
Heavy-Duty Resourcesp. 177
Finding Places to Workp. 177
Indexp. 179

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