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Exemplary Evidence
Exemplary Evidence

Exemplary Evidence

Scientists and Their Data



32 Pages, 9.5 x 11

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781681406558

Rights: US & CA

NSTA Kids (May 2019)

Price: $18.95


If you think of science as a puzzle, you'll see that data is a key to unlocking it. Exemplary Evidence: Scientists and Their Data touches on the world's many riddles—from how we see to what's at the bottom of the ocean. It shares how scientists have solved such puzzles by collecting measurements, taking notes, and even making sketches. The book also provides mini-bios of the nine featured scientists plus four steps to using data to tease out your own answers about how the world works. Exemplary Evidence's author is Jessica Fries-Gaither, a science educator who also wrote the award-winning NSTA Kids book Notable Notebooks: Scientists and Their Writings. Once again, she mixes sprightly storytelling with energetic rhyme, and Linda Olliver's light-hearted drawings bring the ideas to life. It all helps explain how a sometimes-unappreciated part of science is as important now as it has been to scientists for centuries. As the author writes: Data supports conclusions; it can change people's minds; It is used to build theories that help humankind. Scientists all along have known this to be true: Data is powerful! Now, what will yours do?

Author Biography

Jessica Fries-Gaither is an Elementary Resource Specialist with The Ohio State University. She is the author of Notable Notebooks as well as the teacher resource guides, Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers. Currently, she is working on a free multimedia cyberzine called Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears which integrates polar science, literacy skills, and other cross-curricular content for elementary educators. Jessica is also a reviewer for NSTA's elementary journal, Science and Children, and has served on several NSTA advisory boards.