Hairy Science: All You Need Is Hair!

Hairy Science: All You Need Is Hair!

by Jess Brallier, Bob Staake
     
 

Full-color, funny, and kid-friendly yet absolutely scientifically sound, this affordable new paperback series helps kids get started on that Mount Everest of grade school experiences-their first science project. Provide start-to-finish guidance with sample research, a scientific overview of the subject, pictures to photocopy and use, as well as truly original and…  See more details below

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Full-color, funny, and kid-friendly yet absolutely scientifically sound, this affordable new paperback series helps kids get started on that Mount Everest of grade school experiences-their first science project. Provide start-to-finish guidance with sample research, a scientific overview of the subject, pictures to photocopy and use, as well as truly original and easy experiments. Perfect whether kids have to do a written report, oral presentation, or create an exhibit.

A simple hair can lead young scientists to genetics (Will I go bald?), evolution (Why does my head get a haircut and not my elbow?), zoology (What's the difference between hair and fur?), and anatomy (What's the stuff made of?). Besides a basic scientific overview of hair, the book shows kids where to go to learn more about hair and even offers suggestions for conducting "primary research"-e.g, interview a barber!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The "No Sweat Projects" series helps students with science reports and science fair projects. This often-humorous information book is one in the series, and its focus is hair. Readers will learn how to do research while learning about the science of hair. When an organizational, top-ten list is presented up front, tip #9 is "If you can, pee before class." The "amazing note card" system is introduced, and then 58 sample, handwritten note cards about hair facts are displayed. The next chapter reports how to organize them. Experiments and activities with hair take up much of this brief book. Fun stuff includes jokes and puzzles, such as, "Which offer would you take? A dollar for each hair on your head or a dime for each hair on the rest of your body?" Copyright-free pages are provided to place in a student written paper, use as handouts or display on a poster. These pages show hair anatomy and magnified hair illustrations. Photographs and cartoon drawings are sprinkled throughout the book. A vivid and lively design format serves to keep the lighthearted tone rolling to the very end. Additional sources at the end include book titles, The Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri and key words for Internet searches. 2000, Planet Dexter, $13.89 and $5.99. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer: Jacki Vawter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448440873
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/02/2001
Series:
No Sweat Projects Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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