I Face the Wind

Ever lose your hat in a strong wind? Ever feel the wind pushing you from side to side? Know why you can feel the wind, but never see it? You will! Renowned science author Vicki Cobb makes scientific principles easy for even the youngest kids to understand. Follow this book with a young child who loves to play. Bring along balloons. Find a windy place. Together you'll face the wind and see that...

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Your Body Battles a Broken Bone

CRRAACK! Breaking a bone hurts! But did you know that it's the start of a battle for your body to heal itself? That ache happens because damaged nerve cells send out a cry for help. In response, red blood cells rush in to bring oxygen and nutrients. White blood cells clean up the dead bone and muscle cells. Blood also brings fibroblast cells. They build a sort of scaffolding around the break so that new bone will fill in. And stem cells arrive...

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Dirt and Grime

Get closer than you've ever imagined to mold, bugs, dust, dead skin cells, the germs from a sneeze, and much more on the author's microscopic tour of the dirt and bugs in our homes.

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The Secret Life of Cosmetics

This book had a ton of interesting information! There where pictures to help back-up the information. Yet, the pictures were boring and colorless. The text explained the scientific process of cosmetics. Overall, I enjoyed the entire structure of the book. I think students, regardless of age, would get board with the read. The pictures were done in black and white. Although the information was accurate, the pictures did little to help...

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Junk Food

Junk food is a term for foods that dont have many of the nutrients needed to keep people healthy. Scientific ideas can be discovered behind foods such as candy and chips. Most of these ideas are from chemistrythe science of matter and how it changes. Other ideas come from the science of nutrition and how the body processes food. In this fun look at how science is used in everyday life, readers can discover the ideas of science behind junk food.

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Marie Curie

"DK Biography: Marie Curie" tells the story of the discoverer of radium, from her childhood in Warsaw, to her experiments with radioactivity in Paris, to her recognition as one of the preeminent scientists of her time.Filled with archival photographs and amazing fact boxes, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters.Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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