Choose Your Own Career Adventure at NASA

 
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Summary

What do people do at NASA (and in outerspace)? Readers pick from eight different scenarios and experience "next best thing to being there yourself" opportunities for interactive career exploration. Sidebars promote additional learning activities and independent reaserch

Specifications

Leveling

  • Lexile® Measure: 840
  • Guided Reading Level: W

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Astronaut
  • Intergalactic Chef
  • Mars Rover Driver
  • Mission Control Operator
  • Rocket Scientist
  • Space Suit Designer
  • Write Your Own Career Adventure
  • Glossary
  • Index

Reviews

School Library Journal - Choose Your Own Career at NASA

Gr 4-6–This interactive approach employs a classified ad to hook readers. For example, in Military, an air force pilot must have perfect eyesight and stay cool, calm, and collected in a stressful situation—and be willing to travel overseas. If this job isn’t for you, try army cyber officer! Each volume showcases six jobs that cross disciplines, as in Olympics, where gymnast is followed by graphic designer, who creates logos and costumes, and then venue director, who organizes the needs of a large group of athletes. “Explore It” and “Try It” sections encourage online inquiry and ways to participate vicariously, such as writing a pep talk for halftime in Super Bowl. Another writing activity asks students to imagine what it would be like to work at their favorite job. Uncaptioned photos are decorative rather than informational. The detailed glossary in each title is helpful. VERDICT Less substantive than some, but a good first step for students.

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Author: Don Rauf

 

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