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This week’s children’s book review is all about What Do Scientists Do All Day?, which can be purchased on Amazon*.
What do scientists do all day? Find out in this beautifully illustrated book that features more than 100 scientists at work. Little ones can explore 14 different colourful scenes, turning the page after each to learn about eight special scientists you will find there.
Spot the scientists and learn about the jobs they do in these fascinating places: nature reserve, health center, Arctic research station, hospital, museum, our new city, mission control and on the space station, observatory, aerospace center, botanical gardens, Earth Science center, energy plant, university, and technology and computer lab.
Meet the environmentalist at the nature reserve, the nurse at the hospital, the archaeologist at the museum, the navigation engineer at mission control, the astronomer at the observatory, the fungi specialist at the botanical gardens… you’ll be amazed at the range of things scientists work on.
Erin is starting to get really curious about what people do for jobs and recently she has shown a big interest in doing experiments. What she didn’t really know was that there are loads of different kind of scientists, not just ones who mix things together! So, for any children thinking the same kind of thing right now, this might be a good book to show them.
What Do Scientists Do All Day? is split into different sections, focusing on scientists in different areas such as ‘at the botanical gardens’ or ‘at the university’. Younger children might not want to learn about lots in one go so I thought this was a good way of breaking it all up and making it a bit easier for children to follow.
Within each section there are many different kinds of scientists and the book talks about a lot of different things that scientists can do. In ‘the health center’ for example a scientist is a dentist, a doctor, a pharmacist, an optician, a hearing specialist… and many more. Setting the book out in this way will help children to realise that people might be scientists who they wouldn’t have thought of before.
We have really enjoyed looking through this book and talking about the different jobs that scientists do. It has helped Erin to learn about a lot of new jobs that she didn’t know about before and to ask questions about what people do.
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