Fall 2021

Who Is a Scientist?

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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!

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-9799-0
On pre-order until 10/05/2021
$21.99
978-1-7284-4108-5
On pre-order until 10/05/2021
$9.99
978-1-7284-1906-0
On pre-order until 10/05/2021
$32.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, Science
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-10-05
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF011000, JNF069000, JNF051000
Dewey 509.2/2
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 740
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Page Plus™, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“The photographs reflect the world’s diversity . . . Both selection of information and presentation have been thoughtfully designed to appeal to young readers. Convincing evidence that readers, too, might become scientists.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Laura Gehl

Laura Gehl is the author of nearly a dozen picture books, board books, and early readers including And Then Another Sheep Turned Up and I Got a Chicken for My Birthday. A former science editor and reading teacher, Laura lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and four children.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Who Is a Scientist?

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… View available downloads →