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Ask Your Science Teacher: Answers to Everyday Questions: Things you always wanted to know about how the world works. Paperback – August 12, 2011
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“Providing exactly what the title promises, this is a treasure . . . it’s great for reading to kids of all ages. . . . [T]his is a steal at any price. Engaging, informative, and brightly written, the book will find a grateful, interested readership.”
“A great gift for any curious minded reader—young or old.”
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Curiosity stirs the soul of every human. Who has not wondered about how the human body works? Can a person drink too much water? How does gravity make things fall? Why do sunflowers always face the sun. What about a man flying with wings? How big would those wings have to be? How tall can a human grow? Why are tennis balls fuzzy? What happens to the white when snow melts? What does Einstein's famous equation really mean? Why can't we invent a time machine? Do aliens live among us? What is heavy water? Why is it quiet after a snowfall? Why do dogs drool? How risky is driving a car? Mysteries lurk in our house, our body, the outdoors, in the heavens, and the universe. Over 250 "I always wondered about that" questions and answers are in this book.
Larry Scheckel has taught high school science for over 38 years and writes a weekly science column for the local newspaper. Known as Mr. Science, Larry Scheckel has given science presentations to thousands of children and adults across the United States. He has been a "full house" presenter at conventions and science seminars. Mr. Science has thrilled audiences for over 35 years with amazing science demonstrations to audiences from kindergarten to adults. Browse the contents of this book and enjoy an entertaining and thoughtful look at how our world works. Discover the secrets of life's most baffling mysteries.
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Scheckel covers a wide range of subjects, from the human body, earth sciences, space, technology, physical sciences plus several other topics. This book is not a heavy read. It is not a textbook. Scheckel uses a pleasant conversational style and presents information in tidbits that makes this book easy to read. It is written to help both students and adults understand the world around them. Just as he did in the classroom, Scheckel makes learning fun in this book.
He has written a column in his local newspaper for many years. This book is a compilation taken from those columns. As such, there are a number of references to places in Wisconsin, but even if you've never been to the land of cheese and never heard of Tomah, Wisconsin, I still think you'll like this book. Highly recommend!
If you are a teacher, there are items from any of the science disciplines that can tie into specific lessons/topics. Sometimes giving a simple explanation is the most difficult part of explaining concepts to kids. For others, maybe the specifics are tougher. This book has both, and it can be adapted to many age groups. It is certainly scientific enough for supplementing high school and college lessons. I couldn't put the book down. As a side note, I bought the Kindle copy and there weren't any goofy typos or formatting issues with this book - it was great!
that can read. I always get a wonderful response to this gift....many men and boys in my family just can't resist reading some of the
questions/answers immediately. Every family should have this book because it's a perfect introduction to the magical world of science
for both genders. The book also, provides a good background for various science fair projects over the years; that elementary and
high school students usually participate in for extra credit or competitions. Engineers, Biologists, Chemists, Mechanics,
Physicists all have a basic curiosity about science that usually lasts a lifetime. The author does a great job with the question and answer format, you don't have to read the entire book just one idea at a time. I will continue to surprise someone with this book
as a Unbirthday, UnChristmas, Unspecial occasion gift....just randomly, like a concept in the world of science.