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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!
A series of questions combined with suggested activities introduces the scientific principles of wind and air. Lighthearted illustrations in an open format create an inviting, informative activity book just right for budding scientists.
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.
Why you see yourself in a mirror or other shiny object is brought to life through easy-to-do activities and simple illustrations. An open format, interesting typeface, and conversational language make this just right for sharing.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
The 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.
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.
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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