Rachel Carson: Extraordinary Environmentalist

Rachel Carson: Extraordinary Environmentalist

Jill C. Wheeler (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802686

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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. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Reading Level
Lexile
IG690L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Q
ATOS
4.5
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Biographies History Nature Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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