- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 15, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1499134983
- ISBN-13: 978-1499134988
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kids & Teachers Tardigrade Science Project Book: How To Find Tardigrades and Observe Them Through a Microscope Paperback – July 15, 2014
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Why are tardigrades suddenly the darlings of social media, blogs, and online magazines that share over a thousand postings per year about them? Why are museums from New York to Amsterdam creating exhibits with giant-sized versions of this hardy microscopic creature?
Perhaps there is something about an adorable "water bear" that resonates with everyone of all ages. Seemingly indestructible and almost immortal, the little tardigrade's unassuming presence humbly lumbers across our flat screen monitors and TV's at his own slow, but intrepid pace. He or she is a tiny creature with a determination to be cute.
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Tardigrade Science Project Book
"A wonderful guide. Clearly written as well as charming. My granddaughter used the book for an independent research project (2nd grade) and is now using it in her science fair project. Inspiring to budding young scientists."
- Rona Ostrow
"Students who need direction for a good science fair project should get this book. It will open their eyes to the natural world, and since lichen can be found in many areas, it is applicable to most students' world views. I highly recommend it."
"A well written book sold by Amazon on finding Tardigrades. If you have just bought your first microscope and are interested in the many amazing creatures that inhabit our world, this is a great way to get started. I guarantee that you will find some of these little creatures and will be amazed by them."
- Charles Woodfall
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I recommend this book for anybody who wants to introduce their kids to the wonders of nature and the experience of delving live, into a strange and wonderful world, where you can see creatures, stranger than in science fiction. These creaturs are real and alive, moving about by various means.
I am an experience microscopist and have not seen any tardigrades for over 40 years. Following this books advice, I was able to find some on my first try.
Tardigrdes are microscopic invertebrate creatures called "water bears" because they like to live in water, and move on six stubby little legs that makes them look like lumbering bears. They are also among the first invertebrates to travel with astronauts outside the earth's atmosphere. In this book Mike tells us not only what tardigrades are, but where they live, what they eat and what eats them, and how to find, capture and view them under the microscope. He also has sections telling you how to use a microscope and set it up to take photographs and digital images with it. In this small book there is even information about doing tardigrade research, and how to find more information about them. The style of writing is simple, friendly, and humorous, and appeals to all reader age groups.
Mike also has a tardigrade website [...]), which is as remarkable as the book. You can use a link there to watch a video of Mike talking about water bears and tardigrades in space. Besides being a bargain and full of useful information, this book is a visual and verbal delight. I highly recommend it!
I recommend this book most highly on my blog, covering Minnesota science standard enrichment activities:
http://mnscistandards DOT blogspot DOT com/2014/08/waterbear-tardigrade-book-is-perfect.html
This book is fun as well as educational, it will surely get you very into tardigrades. Just get it- it is worth it 100% It will guide you step-by-step on how to find and cultivate tardigrade. It also includes many interesting facts about these little critters.