Why Do Ice Cubes Float?

Why Do Ice Cubes Float?

by Thomas Canavan
     
 

Why do carbonated drinks fizz? How do parachutes Work? Why do fans make you feel cooler? With Science FAQ., you can discover the amazing answers to all kinds of fun questions! The topics covered are a great addition to school Science classes and support Grade 4-6 reading levels.

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Why do carbonated drinks fizz? How do parachutes Work? Why do fans make you feel cooler? With Science FAQ., you can discover the amazing answers to all kinds of fun questions! The topics covered are a great addition to school Science classes and support Grade 4-6 reading levels.

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Children's Literature - Enid Portnoy
This nonfiction science book is from the series “Science F.A.Q.” that focuses on intriguing mysteries of science that young readers consider. Nature offers such puzzles to stimulate the imagination, while the mind creates realistic answers that can be tested. Many of these questions posed by Canavan are ones children have voiced. This colorful, attractive book invites young readers to consider scientific answers to unlock nature’s mysteries. Teachers and parents can also use the book as a reference tool to interest young people in the scientific world right outside their own doorstep and inside their own homes. Some of the posed questions have a somewhat humorous intent that only older students or adults will recognize. The conversational style of writing adds to the pleasure of reading the book for readers of any age. It can be the ideal book for testing answers or encouraging young readers to create new answers other than those presented. Questions cover why boats float, what happens if an elevator falls and hits the ground, how nonstick frying pans work why woolen clothes shrink in a dryer, and why rubber stretches and yet retains its original shape? These ideas can become a catalyst for young and old to try experiments and create a startling new idea useful for a school science project. Parents and teachers who keep this fact-filled book around will find science projects can become a challenge, not a problem. They can encourage readers to come up with more questions and offer them different ways to find answers by thinking and observing common objects of daily living. Realistic photos and bright colors will attract young readers. The author has added an extensive glossary to help build vocabulary. There is also a page of further reading and websites, along with an index. The book is designated for Reading Level 2-5. Reviewer: Enid Portnoy; Ages 8 to 12.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 2–5—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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782123965
Publisher:
Arcturus Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Series:
Science F.A.Q. Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
IG800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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