Nine curious children who grew up to become scientists. Nine adults who discovered new products, new species, and new ideas. These nine individuals are the backbone of Heather Montgomery's latest book, What's In Your Pocket? (Charlesbridge, 2021). Illustrated by Maribel Lechuga, this STEM book will be an asset to any K-3 classroom.
When you explore the great outdoors and find something strange and wonderful, do you put it in your pocket?
Scientists collect specimens so they can observe the details of natural artifacts.
Immediately, young readers will be drawn into the opening pages of this book. The young girl who is pictured on the cover, is seen stooping down, examining a rock, and then pocketing it.
As she walks off, the reader turns the page and sees a field where young George is examining a seedpod. He must have put it in his pocket because,
Nobody knew that George would grow up to be the famous scientist George Washington Carver....He discovered almost three hundred new uses for the peanut including soap, glue, and fuel...In this charming way, children are also introduced to William Beebe who held eggs in his mouth while climbing down a tree... and became the first person to see glowing fish and other deep-sea animals alive in their habitat; to Valerie Jane who put wiggly worms under her pillow...and became the famous primatologist, Jane Goodall.
Readers meet Charles Darwin (naturalist, biologist), Meg Lowman (biologist, ecologist), Diego Cisneros-Heredia (naturalist and scientist),
Throughout history, kids have found allkinds of strange and wonderful things.They've created collections.They've made discoveries.They've changed the world of science.Every discovery started with just one thing.One little thing that could fit in a pocket.What's in your pocket?