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When will broccoli taste like chocolate?: Your questions on genetic traits answered by Stanford University scientists Paperback – July 20, 2012
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Genetics can be a very difficult subject to grasp and can be easily overlooked because of its complexity. There is so much kids can learn about how they and their world works through genetics and that's truly the major strength and focus of this book. The authors, who are real scientists, tackle difficult questions from the general public and distill their answers in to easy-to-understand explanations of different genetic phenomena such as why some people have different color of eyes, like the singer David Bowie, or how a family with all brown eyes can have child with blue eyes.
This is a great book to take a long on a trip since each question and answer can be read in 5 or 10 minutes. I am sure you'll find atleast one question you've always wanted to know the answer too!
The text brings up high level academic vocabulary and current research about genetics but it presents it in an interesting way for middle schoolers. With questions like "Does poop have DNA?", it's hard for any elementary, middle, or high school student to not be interested. I would recommend this book to any teacher that wants an additional fun way to explore genetics.