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Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George

Introduction

Use the resources on the Jean Craighead George student esheet to answer the questions on this sheet.


Based on her podcast and written interviews, answer these questions about Jean Craighead George.

When and where was she born?

 

 

How old is she now?

 

 

How did her family fuel her interest in science and the natural world?

 

 

What did she study in college?

 

 

How does she keep up with current scientific topics?

 

 

Where does she get ideas for her stories?

 

 

After reading your book, answer these questions about it:
Who is the protagonist of the story?

 

 

What is the setting of the story (where does it take place)? Be as specific as you can.

 

 

What problem does the protagonist have to solve?

 

 

Is the problem solved by the end of the book? How?

 

 

Do you agree with how the problem was solved? Why or why not?

 

 

What is the main science topic(s) covered by the story?

 

 

Name at least three facts that you learned from the story.

 

 

Now, find three nonfiction sources (library book, textbook, Internet) that cover the main science topic of the book. Use these sources to answer these questions:

Source 1:
Title_______________________________________________________________________

Author_____________________________________________________________________

URL (if Internet source) ________________________________________________________

1. Compare and contrast the information about the main science topic you found in the Jean Craighead George book to this new source. How is the information the same and how is it different?

 

 

2. Write down two new pieces of information that you learned from this source.

 

 

Source 2:
Title_______________________________________________________________________

Author_____________________________________________________________________

URL (if Internet source) ________________________________________________________

1. Compare and contrast the information about the main science topic you found in the Jean Craighead George book to this new source. How is the information the same and how is it different?

 

 

2. Write down two new pieces of information that you learned from this source.

 

 

Source 3:
Title_______________________________________________________________________

Author_____________________________________________________________________

URL (if Internet source) ________________________________________________________

1. Compare and contrast the information about the main science topic you found in the Jean Craighead George book to this new source. How is the information the same and how is it different?

 

 

2. Write down two new pieces of information that you learned from this source.

 

 

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