Harold B. Lee Library

Science Smart: Scientists in the Field

January 19, 2011 in Beginning Readers 5-8, Book Lists, Science Smart, Tween 9-12

These books are from the ‘Scientists in the Field’ collection, which produces nonfiction books about what real scientists do.

Project Seahorse by Pamela S. Turner, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2010, Ages 6-12
Learn about an organization working to help educate and preserve the seahorse, which is in danger of extinction from overfishing and habitat destruction.

Secrets of Sound by April Pulley Sayre, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002, Ages 6-12
Scientists on the cutting edge of Bioacoustics share their secrets about tracking numbers of animals and learning more about the way animals.

Looking for Life in the Universe by Ellen Jackson, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002, Ages 6-12
Learn more about the people who man the computers and telescopes that search for and understand more about possible life in outer space.

The Bug Scientists by Donna M. Jackson, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002, Ages 6-12
A fifth-grader who tags monarch butterflies, a CSI maggot specialist and a Hollywood bug director are just a few of the scientists who will tell you what’s so great about bugs and insects.

–Lauren McMullan, BYU Student, School of Education