Environmentalist Rachel Carson
From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios
Do you enjoy spotting wild animals in the forest? As a little girl, Rachel Carson loved to explore the woods near her house. As an adult, she became an ecologist who helped change national policy and inspired people to protect the environment.
While conducting research on wildlife, Carson noticed that the pesticides farmers used on crops were harming animals. Alarmed, she wrote Silent Spring, a book that led to the banning of several dangerous pesticides. How did Carson grow up to become one of the most influential environmentalists of the twentieth century? Discover how her interest in wildlife led to her remarkable career as a scientist and writer.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.5|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007120, JNF037020, JNF007090|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||183058|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
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STEM Trailblazer Bios
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