Every day, people are faced with critical, life-threatening situations - in times of trouble, who can help? In this title, readers will get to know the hazmat technicians who arrive on the scene of a toxic threat. Chapters highlight the nine classes of hazardous materials as well as the training, tools, and knowledge hazmat technicians need to save lives and property due to a nuclear radiation emergency, a chemical spill, or a contaminated area. An interview with a real-life hazmat professional provides insight into what makes the worst days bring out their best. From the research team to the decontamination team, the stories of these Emergency Workers will keep young readers on the edge of their seats.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|BISACS||JNF011000, JNF051120, JNF024080|
|Subject||Careers, Science & Technology|
|Imprint||ABDO & Daughters|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.3|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||154443|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Emergency Workers – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
The layout is bold and clean, with crisp color photographs showing emergency workers in action scattered throughout. The glossaries have thorough definitions for terms specific to each volume’s subject and the indexes will help readers find facts quickly. The books could be used with younger readers as read alouds in career units or with older students doing independent research.
Hazmat (Emergency Workers) – Booklist
This entry in the Emergency Workers series gives readers a peek into the usually hidden world of hazmat technicians. Even adults might find themselves learning from this book about the nine types of hazmats, why they are hazardous, and how technicians work with them. Ollhoff outlines the training, processes, and operations of these emergency professionals, illustrating the explanations with plenty of examples. He even includes an interview with an actual firefighter and hazmat technician. . . .There is plenty of appropriate material here paired with large, colorful photos of people in hazmat gear and within high-tech control rooms. A glossary meanwhile helps with such words as decontaminate and Geiger counter.