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Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Science: Food Taster, Human Lie Detector, and More
This title covers these subjects: Occupations., Scientists., Science -- Vocational guidance.
Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Science: Food Taster, Human Lie Detector, and More
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Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Science: Food Taster, Human Lie Detector, and More

Fascinating facts, figures, and pictures highlight informative text about some of the most interesting and extreme jobs that use science. Young readers will learn what kind of training it takes to be a food taster, how much money a human lie detector makes, and what exactly a professional beard grower does!

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
Lexile Level830L
ATOS Level5.1
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #170966
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandEdge Books
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $28.65 School/Library Price

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School Library Connection - Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Adjunct Professor, UMUC, Bayside, NY

"For students who are not interested in a subject, seeing these career options will encourage them to study the subject. Colorful photos of workers and definitions on each two-page spread entice the reader and encourage vocabulary growth." - School Library Connection

December 1, 2015

School Library Journal - Jess deCourcy Hinds, Bard H.S. Early College Queens

"This collection illustrates the diversity of jobs while shattering stereotypes about careers in math, science, and technology. The stylish, graffiti-style design and fun fonts imbue each page with a youthful feeling. . . .Put this series on display—it won’t stay there long." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2015

NSTA Recommends - Lois Spangler, Second Grade Teacher

"Are you looking for books that can help your students make connections between classroom science and science occupations? If so, then Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Science by Jennifer Wendinger, one of the four volumes in this series, is for you. . . .Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Science has a grade 3–4 reading level, but the interest level could span much wider and can include K–8 students. The spreads for each occupation include vibrant photos and facts such as: special skills required to perform the job, education, prior experience, hourly schedule, and salary. . . . .a useful tool for students engaged in science research. This book would be valuable for K–8 differentiated instruction." - NSTA Recommends

March 23, 2015

Jennifer Wendinger

Jennifer Wendinger

Jennifer Wendinger works and lives with her family in Minneapolis. She holds a degree from St. Catherine University and likes to read and write poetry. Jennifer is fascinated by animal science. She has trained her dog to smile and the family cat to play fetch.

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