Science is everywhere. Sometimes all it takes to find it is a simple question or easy experiment. Vicki Cobb's books provide accessible introductions to myriad topics from chemistry to physics. So open a book and let the science adventures start!
I Face the Wind
Children are encouraged to observe as experiment as they learn about wind and air as well as practice science writing by describing their findings.
I Fall Down
Activities suggested are easy and engaging for young children and an adult. This title from the Science Play series — intended for the youngest budding scientist — uses conversational language and uncluttered illustrations to encourage further observation and experimentation.
I See Myself
Brief text and clear illustration combine to present both information and experiments that will encourage "what if" and "what next" discussions that can comfortably and safely combine with activities appropriate for young children.
Easy activities and commonplace snack foods bring basic principles of chemistry into focus. Combined with snappy full-color photographs, the information is clearly presented and sure to inspire as it informs.
Lots of Rot
What makes rotten food (or dirty socks) smell? Probably bacteria or another microorganism. The casual language and line drawings informs while encouraging experimentation with everyday items.
Science Experiments You Can Eat
Everyone eats so naturally, the kitchen is the place to discover more about it. Chemistry is with us every day and in many ways, introduced in an informative, conversational text and easy-to-do activities with readily available materials.
See for Yourself: More than 100 Experiments for Science Fairs and Projects
Science is all around and whether planning a science fair project or just exploring the world something is sure to intrigue. Information and activities are presented in a large, heavily illustrated format organized by “inspirations” such as toys and "yourself & other humans".
This Place Is Cold
Illustrations evoke the frozen north while the text invites readers to feel more the cold of Alaska. How the weather impacts people and animals is explained in a conversational tone as is the impact of climate change. A comparable exploration, This Place Is Wet (Walker; 0802734006), will be available in May 2013.
What's the Big Idea? Amazing Science Questions for Curious Kids
This oversized book asks and ways to test “big ideas” — the ones that have “no simple or easy answer.” Motion, energy, and matter are made accessible and downright fun here. Just right for curious kids to share with curious adults.
Your Body Battles a Broken Bone
What happens when a bone is broken? The body repairs it! How this happens is presented in clear language accompanied by photomicrographs and humorous illustrations for a clear explanation of the process.
Your Body Battles a Cold
Anyone who's ever had a cold is sure to appreciate this examination of why one gets it and how the body combats it. Photomicrographs combines with comic illustrations for a lucid and thorough look at the topic. A glossary and index conclude the presentation.
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