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Great scientists by Jacqueline Fortey
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Jun 22, 2012

bookshelves: to-read, reference

Melissa Neeley

Fortey, J. (2007). Great scientist. New York: NY: DK Publishing, Inc.

Type of Reference: Biographical Reference
Call #: 509.22 FORT
Cost: $17.04

Description: Young readers are introduced to people throughout history who have made significant contributions to world of science.

Relevance and Relationship: This book presents a broad overview of pioneering scientist. It can be used as a starting point for the information inquiry process.

Purpose: Before students begin research on their own topic of scientific interest they can review the contributions made by famous scientist. The writing style of this biographical resource reflects the intellect of students at the intermediate and middle school levels.

Validity: The scientists represented in this group represent a variety of time period, gender, and scientific strands making is seemingly unbiased and establishing a level of permanence within the collection.

Format: Print with CD-rom

Arrangement and Presentation: Scientists in this book are arranged in chronological order. Pictures, captions, and timelines are features that help students appreciate the contributions made by each person.

This book will entice reluctant readers to explore the dynamic text features. Girls will appreciate the inclusion of female scientist that are excluded from similar works.

Review Source:
Zvirin, S. (2007). Great scientists. Booklist, 104(1), 110.

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