Open Science

  • Illustrated By: Catherine Chan
  • Pages:96
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Think
  • Themes:latest science research, open access, collaboration, citizen science, ethics in science
  • Available:10/17/2023
  • Lexile:1110L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Z
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Science is for everyone, right?

Unfortunately, that's not always true. Discovery, research and innovation are often top secret, and big businesses charge high prices for that information. The field of open science is trying to change that. It's all about sharing knowledge. Teams of scientists around the world are working together to improve and speed up scientific research and share their results so that everyone benefits.

Open Science: Knowledge for Everyone examines the history of scientific research and how ideas and information are shared and why. It also looks at innovations made using open science, such as treatments for diseases and vaccines to protect against viruses like COVID-19, discoveries that were only possible thanks to the sharing of information. Discover how regular people, including kids, can be citizen scientists and what we all can do to share science and make the world a better place.

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“Highlights the benefits of researchers working together to find solutions and sharing them in a variety of contexts…Colourful illustrations throughout are particularly effective in underscoring the importance of emphasizing equity, diversity, and inclusivity in science. Inspiring and informative for readers interested in ensuring that scientific research is more accessible to everyone.”

– Booklist

“Belongs at the top of your Must-Have list… Author Monique Polak and illustrator Catherine Chan have combined clear text with colourful illustrations of people of all ages, abilities, and colours actively engaged in STEM activities. Highly Recommended.”

– Sal's Fiction Addiction

“An enlightening addition to the Orca Think series… This book is highly recommended for public and school library collections.”

– Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Canadian Children’s Book News

“Refers to concepts of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of the scientific disciplines…Recommended for science classrooms and library collections.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2024  |  Commended

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