You Asked?: Over 300 Great Questions and Astounding Answers

You Asked?: Over 300 Great Questions and Astounding Answers

by The Editors of chickaDEE Magazine, The Editors of OWL Magazine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926818146
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Edition description: 35th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author


OWL Magazine is an award-winning magazine for kids ages 9-13. It is published monthly and is filled with how-to articles, science stories, world issue columns, pop culture facts, and comics that entertain, educate, and help kids think in new ways. Celebrating its 35th birthday this year and boasting over 80,000 subscribers, OWL Magazine is a well-known favorite for kids, teachers, and parents alike. OWL Magazine is based in Toronto.

chickaDEE Magazine is an award-winning magazine for kids ages 6-9. It is published monthly and is filled with stories, comics, puzzles, crafts, animal facts, and science experiments that entertain, build problem-solving skills, and help kids think in new ways. With over 100,000 subscribers, chickaDEE Magazine is a well-known favorite for kids, teachers, and parents alike. chickaDEE Magazine is based in Toronto.

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Why do my ears pop when I go up in a fast elevator?

That popping sound you hear is your eardrums snapping back after they've bulged out of place. But why do they bulge? When you go up in a really fast elevator, the air pressure outside your ears drops quickly. But the pressure inside your ears doesn't change as fast, resulting in uneven pressure on your eardrums. Groan! To even up the pressure, try swallowing. This opens up the small tube that connects the back of your mouth to the inside of your ears and reduces the pressure by releasing trapped air. Pop!

Why does a newspaper tear smoothly up and down but not from side to side?

Take a close look at a piece of newspaper through a magnifying glass and you'll see that it's made up of tiny wooden fibers. If your glass is powerful enough, you'll see that the fibers all line up in the same direction, up and down on the page. This gives the sheet of newspaper a grain, something like the grain in meat. When you tear the newspaper from top to bottom it tears evenly because you're tearing in the direction of the grain. But when you tear it from side to side, it tears unevenly because you're tearing across the grain.

What are the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights are ribbons of red, pink, and ghostly green light that dance and shimmer for hours across the sky. They occur when the sun bombards the Earth with tiny particles of electricity, too small for us to see. When these particles hit the highest part of Earth's atmosphere, they electrify the air and make it glow. Why are the Northern Lights different colors? Each gas in Earth's atmosphere glows with its own color when it becomes charged with electricity. Oxygen gives off an eerie green glow, nitrogen glows red, and neon gas turns pink.

Table of Contents


You Asked?: Questions and answers about the mystery that is you

The Sci-Tech World: Unravelling the mysteries of everyday things

Out of This World: Far-out answers to spaced-out questions

Wild and Not-So-Wild Life: Perplexed about pets, pandas, or plants?

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