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Ask a Science Teacher : 250 Answers to Questions You've Always Had about How Everyday Stuff Really Works
by Larry Scheckel


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Fun and fascinating science is everywhere, and it's a cinch to learn--just ask a science teacher

We've all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind?  Read more...


 
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Overview

Fun and fascinating science is everywhere, and it's a cinch to learn--just ask a science teacher

We've all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind? Do fish sleep? Why do we blink? These are common phenomena, but it's a rare person who really knows the answers--do you?

All too often, the explanations remain shrouded in mystery--or behind a haze of technical language. For those of us who should have raised our hands in science class but didn't, Larry Scheckel comes to the rescue. An award-winning science teacher and longtime columnist for his local newspaper, Scheckel is a master explainer with a trove of knowledge. Just ask the students and devoted readers who have spent years trying to stump him

In Ask a Science Teacher, Scheckel collects 250 of his favorite Q&As. Like the best teachers, he writes so that kids can understand, but he doesn't water things down-- he'll satisfy even the most inquisitive minds. Topics include:

-The Human Body
-Earth Science
-Astronomy
-Chemistry Physics
-Technology
-Zoology
-Music and conundrums that don't fit into any category

With refreshingly uncomplicated explanations, Ask a Science Teacher is sure to resolve the everyday mysteries you've always wondered about. You'll learn how planes really fly, why the Earth is round, how microwaves heat food, and much more--before you know it, all your friends will be asking you

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781615190874
  • ISBN-10: 1615190872
  • Publisher: Experiment
  • Publish Date: December 2013
  • Page Count: 348
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-12-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

Award-winning science teacher Scheckel has been answering high schooler's questions for over 38 years. In his first book, he offers explanations to 250 of his favorite of these questions. Scheckel explains for instance why school buses don't have seat belts and how glow-in-the-dark objects work, as well as more science-based questions such as why carbon monoxide doesn't have a smell or why blood is red. The selections may not approach the complexity of a scholarly journal article, but everyday wonderings are ably handled. He steadfastly avoids any controversy by admitting there are certain questions he doesn't have answers to, and telling readers, for example, that vision is "one of God's greatest gifts." Neither does Scheckel confirm or dismiss the idea that there is life on other planets, that we have extrasensory perception, or that people can spontaneously combust. This book will work as a great gift for any curious minded reader—young or old. 21 illus. (Dec.)

 
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