A science book describing the genetic code, Mendelian inheritance, cloning, and the scientific advances in biotechnology. It is written clearly, with an easy-to-read approach, and has many colorful illustrations. The book is appropriate for late elementary/ middle-school students.
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 15 Years|
What People are Saying About This
Great book. Simplifies complex and fascinating subject so that adolescents or adults would be interested. I wish this had been available when I was in school.
(Ruth Roberts, MA. Medical writer,co-author of Pumping Insulin and STOP The Rollercoaster)
Christine L. Carter, Ph.D., M.P.H.- Geneticist, Medical Dept. Celera Genomics
I have read Call Me Gene and found it perfectly delightful! You have produced a well thought out basic genetics book geared for the middle school student with lovely graphics.
Phyllis Clay, 6-8 Science Curriculum Specialist, Fountain Valley School District
Dr. Bailey and Dr. Eskeland have created a terrific book for middle school students. In Call Me Gene they've taken a complex topic and made it an enjoyable and informative read with clear graphics targeted perfectly for middle school students. Their book will not overwhelm readers. Instead, the authors balance information with graphics which easily leads to students having a basic comprehension of genetics as well as how biotechnology is affecting their lives.
Bob Van Zant, Science Assessor, San Diego City School District
Call Me Genen by Bailey and Eskeland is a delightful, appealing and no nonsense book that presents current topics in biotechnology/genetics using high interest graphics and a minimum use of terminology. The book has a Fry Readability Index of 7.9... Major science concepts of DNA/RNA, genes, replication, and protein synthesis are developed by making connections between basic genetics to high interest principles of genetic engineering, gene therpay and cloning ... The authors use of terms and topics that link to middle/junior high media preferences, frequently the center of TV programs both science fiction, situation cartoon, entertainment, newscasts and news articles, connect student experience and interest to these complex topics. It appears that the authors' intent is to use the colorful graphics and personalized writing style to focus students on depth of understanding rather than the breadth of information or facts... This book would be very suitable as a supplement to either the 7th or 8th grade science curriculum...