From the Series STEM Careers
In Meteorologist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as a meteorologist.
An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about meteorologists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Meteorologist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Meteorologist is part of Jump!’s STEM Careers series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, New!, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Booklist (Miriam Aronin)
This entry in the STEM Careers series (16 titles) offers a possible path for students who are interested in weather—or need inspiration to focus on school subjects related to science, technology, engineering, and math. The first part of the book not only introduces meteorology but also provides basic information about Earth’s weather. The second part discusses the tools meteorologists use, including weather satellites and balloons, Doppler radar, weather stations, and computer models. This section also introduces places meteorologists can work (TV weather forecasting, the National Weather Service, and private industry). The brief final section tells what aspiring meteorologists can do to begin preparing themselves and offers a possible education and career trajectory. Stock photos, occasional diagrams, and an activity adequately support the text. — Miriam Aronin