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Why Do Ice Cubes Float?: Questions and Answers about the Science of Everyday Materials


Series
Science F.A.Q.

by
Thomas Canavan

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Arcturus
Imprint
Black Rabbit
ISBN
9781782123965
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This fun book provides simple, clear explanations to some of the daily wonders of the natural and human-made world, from how coal and diamonds form to why popcorn pops. Each spread has a theme, such as “Food for thought,” which addresses cooking, “really just a type of science—except you get to eat the results of your experiments,” and offers four relevant questions and answers. Inclusions range broadly but largely concern familiar objects and experiences. The section on boiling, melting, and freezing, for example, contains the questions “Why do some teakettles whistle?” and “Why can you ‘see your breath’ in the winter?” Eye-catching photos and a colorful design add visual appeal. Back matter consists of a glossary, further reading suggestions, a list of Web sites, and an index.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Dewey

502

AR

4.6: points 1

Lexile

IG800L

Scholastic Reading Counts

4

JLG Release

Mar 2014

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Mixing no-brainers such as “Could you survive if you jumped up just before a falling elevator hit the ground?” (No) with such compelling enquiries as “Why is snow white?” and the prize-worthy “Do plants poop?” this set of science Q & A’s offers nontechnical but specific and clearly reasoned explanations for a wide range of common and uncommon natural phenomena. Each volume features four thematically related queries per spread, which are posed and answered alongside brightly colored, sometimes telling photos. “Can you really sit on a lily pad?” Yes, as the picture proves. Some questions don’t have tidy answers (“When will we run out of oil?”), thus making fine springboards for discussion and further research.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Mixing no-brainers such as “Could you survive if you jumped up just before a falling elevator hit the ground?” (No) with such compelling enquiries as “Why is snow white?” and the prize-worthy “Do plants poop?” this set of science Q & A’s offers nontechnical but specific and clearly reasoned explanations for a wide range of common and uncommon natural phenomena. Each volume features four thematically related queries per spread, which are posed and answered alongside brightly colored, sometimes telling photos. “Can you really sit on a lily pad?” Yes, as the picture proves. Some questions don’t have tidy answers (“When will we run out of oil?”), thus making fine springboards for discussion and further research.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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