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Scientific Goofs: Adventures along the Crooked Trail to Truth

Scientific Goofs: Adventures along the Crooked Trail to Truth

by Billy Aronson, Lynn Brunelle (Illustrator)

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
According to the author, the difference between a truth and a goof is that to truths we say, "Aha!" and to goofs, "Ha ha!" That's the spirit behind this funny and informative survey of scientific milestones. Readers learn how discoveries were preceded by perfectly logical theories that also were, unfortunately, wrong. Nine stories make for interesting reading not only about scientific truths, but also about the process of discovery. Aronson knows how to tell a good story and how to explain complicated science. Even more, he clearly communicates the value of making mistakes and learning from them. What a well-timed message for this book's natural adolescent audience.

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Freeman, W. H. & Company
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Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.65(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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