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Answers to science questions from the stop faking it! guy

Author: William C Robertson
Publisher: Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, ©2009.
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Grade level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, e, i, s.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Robertson
ISBN: 9781935155249 1935155245 9781936137992 1936137992
OCLC Number: 421147936
Description: viii, 176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: General science. What writing represents what scientists actually do? ; When drawing graphs from collected data, why don't you just "connect the dots"? ; How is reading science books different from reading other kinds of books ; Why do we classify things in science? ; Do balances and scales determine an object's mass or its weight? ; How does a scientific theory become a scientific law? --
Teaching methods. How can hands-on science teach long-lasting understanding? ; What makes for a good science fair project? ; How much overlap is there across science disciplines? --
Life science. How does the human body turn food into useful energy? ; If an insect grows to human size, will it have superhuman strength? ; How does photosynthesis work? ; How do animals navigate during migration? ; How do animals communicate underwater? ; Do plants communicate? --
Earth and space science. What causes lightning and thunder? ; Why is a light-year a unit of distance rather than a unit of time? ; Why is Pluto no longer a planet? ; Is it possible to turn coal into diamonds? ; What causes the seasons? ; How do we know the universe is expanding, and what exactly does that mean? ; Why are oceans salty and lakes and rivers not? --
Physical science. How do we know protons, electrons, and quarks really exist? ; Why does a color change indicate a chemical change? ; Why does air expand when you heat it, and why does hot air rise? ; What exactly is energy? ; How can an ocean liner made of steel float on water? ; Why are there so many different models of light? ; How do atomic clocks work? ; What causes the different states of matter? ; What makes a curveball curve? --
Technology. How does a telescope work? ; How does wireless internet work?
Responsibility: William C. Robertson ; illustrations by Brian Diskin.

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Grade level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, e, i, s.

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