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Extreme science careers
Squire, Ann, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Discusses various extreme science careers that take people around the world.
Extreme scientists, where do some extreme scientists work? -- Exploring Earth, how do researchers explore a cave filled with water? -- Up in the air, what do hurricane hunters find in a hurricane's eye? -- The big truth!, Marie Curie, what kind of scientific research cost Curie her life? -- Working in the water, how did 19th-century scientists measure the depth of the ocean? -- The ends of the Earth, why are researchers isolated during the winter at the South Pole?
Reading Level:

Grade 4 to 6.

900 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 0.5 168706.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.2 3 Quiz: 64482.

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Lancaster Library Q147 .S68 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Every day, the world's scientists are working to solve some of the most thrilling mysteries on Earth. This True Book series highlights some of the incredible ways that scientists search for answers to our biggest questions. Readers will discover how scientists conduct experiments in extreme situations, how some of the world's most advanced laboratories have benefitted scientists, and much, much more.

Many people believe that careers in science are difficult, dull, and boring. However, this is far from the truth. Readers will discover how science careers can be full of adventure and excitement as they learn about researchers who study the insides of active volcanoes, inventors who build incredible new robots, divers who swim alongside fearsome sharks, and much more. They will also find out how they can begin thrilling science careers of their own.


Engaging sidebars highlight some of history's most remarkable scientific discoveries Timelines illustrate the ways our knowledge of science has changed over time Glossaries explain difficult scientific terms in a way that makes them easy to understand Eye-catching images give readers an up-close look at scientific procedures

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