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From the PublisherGenetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA RECOMMENDS)
". . . Where was this book when I was studying genetics? The concepts are written in an easy to understand format. Simply by reading the timeline and history of genetics timeline, the reader is able to see the importance of this field of study and the advances that scientists have made. These timelines are at the beginning of the book to provide a context for the remaining chapters. Readers can use the QR codes to extend exploration of the key points. There is an extensive glossary, index, and list of books and resources. The web sites listed are excellent in as far as how the material is presented. The American Museum of Natural History site also has activities about genetics for the reader.
This book begins each chapter with a question and develops the answer by working through experiments for the reader. Small black and white cartoons add to the text that present short commentary on the concept in an easy to understand way . . .The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes. ."
"What do dimples, a widow’s peak, and a cleft chin all have in common? Genetics! Beginning with a time line and an introduction to the study of heredity, this entry in the Inquire and Investigate series explains genetics in eight chapters that build upon one another. . . Each chapter concludes with easy-to-follow inquiry-based activities and experiments that emphasize the scientific method and help students understand the topic. Numerous cartoons, facts, and QR codes that link to videos add further interest. . . A solid resource that shows life science and biology students the practicalities and marvels of genetics."
Praise for Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
School Library Journal
"This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight. an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music."
Praise for Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation by Carla Mooney
". . . Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource."