Rachel Carson: Extraordinary Environmentalist
In this title, examine the life of courageous environmentalist and author of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson. Readers will enjoy digging into Carson's personal story, beginning with her childhood writing stories and exploring the Allegheny River near her home in Pennsylvania. Students can trace Carson's success, from her education at PCW and Woods Hole to her roles with the Bureau of Fisheries and the FWS, before her writing career took hold. Engaging text and photos offer insight on topics such as marine biology, pesticide use, and the birth of the EPA. While a timeline, glossary, and index supplement the text, an entertaining science activity allows readers their own hands-on experience based on the science that inspired this woman's groundbreaking career.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007120, JNF037020, JNF007090|
|Subject||Biographies, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.8|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||154632|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Rachel Carson (Women in Science) – Booklist
Wheeler’s biography is both in-depth and accessible to young readers. Rachel Carson built her career on the premise that all living things are connected and that humankind’s actions are not without impact on nature. . . . . Readers will be impressed to learn that she began writing at a very young age and had her first story published by a magazine when she was 11. . . . . A surprising amount of text is packed onto each page, but a prevalence of modern and historic photos keep things lively. Kids can also explore the connectedness of nature that Carson celebrated by building their own terrarium per directions in the appendix.