How Come

Filename: how-come.pdf
ISBN: 9780761183105
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Number of pages: 416
Author: Kathy Wollard
Publisher: Workman Publishing

Download and read online How Come in PDF and EPUB Fact-filled, fun-filled, as interesting to parents as it is to kids, the How Come? series is the trusted source for lively, clear answers to kids’ science queries. Now the best questions and answers from all three books—How Come?; How Come? Planet Earth; and How Come? In the Neighborhood—have been revised, updated, freshly illustrated in full color, supplemented with twenty completely new questions, and combined into one bigger, better volume. How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents. When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier? How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)? If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off? Why do elephants have trunks? And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.) The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.

How Come

Filename: how-come.pdf
ISBN: 0761112391
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 332
Author: Kathy Wollard
Publisher: Workman Publishing

Download and read online How Come in PDF and EPUB Answers to approximately 135 of kids' science questions about people, animals, and the natural world, such as why cats purr and why our fingers wrinkle in water.

What If

Filename: what-if.pdf
ISBN: 9780544272996
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Number of pages: 320
Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online What If in PDF and EPUB The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.


Filename: jungle.pdf
ISBN: 076118953X
Release Date: 2016-08-17
Number of pages: 24
Author: Dan Kainen
Publisher: Workman Publishing

Download and read online Jungle in PDF and EPUB A new Photicular book (the series has more than 1.3 million copies in print) featuring the most colorful and exotic creatures of the rain forest, and a look into one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Eight Photicular images really move!

Marshall Brain s MORE How STUFF Works

Filename: marshall-brain-s-more-how-stuff-works.pdf
ISBN: 076456711X
Release Date: 2002-10-17
Number of pages: 320
Author: Marshall Brain
Publisher: Wiley

Download and read online Marshall Brain s MORE How STUFF Works in PDF and EPUB Have you ever wondered. * How an ATM verifies your identification and account information and dispenses cash in a matter of seconds? * What, if anything, is able to escape from a black hole? * Why workplace surveillance is becoming more common? * Whether human cloning is possible? In this full-color follow-up to the bestselling How Stuff Works, Marshall Brain travels inside your computer, to the depths of diamond mines, across the African plains, and on board an Apache helicopter to explain the magic behind how stuff works. Based on the much-lauded Web site, this book is your A-to-Z guide to PDAs, MRIs, LEDs, and dozens of other intriguing topics! With More How Stuff Works, you'll never again look the same way at a car wash, clothes dryer, or electronic scanner. * More than 125 captivating articles * Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations * Fun facts and sidebars * A special chapter on "Police, Military, and Defense" Praise for "A+" -Washington Post Online " Top 100 Classics." -PC Magazine "Best Science & Technology Resource." -Yahoo! InternetLife "A-" -Entertainment Weekly "Great Site." -MSNBC "Super Site." -TBS Superstation

The Science Book

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ISBN: 9780241202364
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Number of pages: 352
Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Download and read online The Science Book in PDF and EPUB All the big ideas in science, simply explained Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made. Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus's ideas were contentious and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas and discoveries are brought to life with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps', plus every area of science is covered, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics. You'll be brought up-to-date on scientific ideas from black holes to genetic engineering with eye-catching artworks showing how the ideas of key scientists have impacted our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.

Essential Questions

Filename: essential-questions.pdf
ISBN: 9781416615705
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Number of pages: 119
Author: Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD

Download and read online Essential Questions in PDF and EPUB What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

How Come in the Neighborhood

Filename: how-come-in-the-neighborhood.pdf
ISBN: 0761144293
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 292
Author: Kathy Wollard
Publisher: Workman Publishing

Download and read online How Come in the Neighborhood in PDF and EPUB Provides answers to kids' questions about stuff that happens at home, in the backyard, at school, and on vacation.

Janice VanCleave s constellations for every kid

Filename: janice-vancleave-s-constellations-for-every-kid.pdf
ISBN: PSU:000032888270
Release Date: 1997-07-01
Number of pages: 247
Author: Janice Pratt VanCleave
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

Download and read online Janice VanCleave s constellations for every kid in PDF and EPUB Describes twenty of the most prominent constellations, including the Big Dipper, Orion, and Cancer, explains how to locate them, and provides instructions for related activities.

The Potato Man

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ISBN: 0531070530
Release Date: 1994-09-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: Megan McDonald
Publisher: Orchard Books

Download and read online The Potato Man in PDF and EPUB Grandpa tells stories of the fruit and vegetable huckster in his childhood neighborhood, a man he learns to appreciate after a rocky start.

Big Questions from Little People

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ISBN: 0062223224
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Number of pages: 336
Author: Gemma Elwin Harris
Publisher: Ecco

Download and read online Big Questions from Little People in PDF and EPUB Compiles actual questions from schoolchildren and the answers from the world's greatest experts, including Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Bear Grylls, and Gordon Ramsay.

Think It Show it Science

Filename: think-it-show-it-science.pdf
ISBN: 1425810535
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 176
Author: Gregory Denman
Publisher: Shell Education

Download and read online Think It Show it Science in PDF and EPUB A must-have resource for grades 3-8, this book helps teachers guide students in communicating their scientific thinking through writing and speaking. Specific step-by-step strategies are provided for developing students' clear, concise writing and discussion skills about scientific concepts. Included in this resource are exemplar writing samples and a Digital Resource CD featuring student activity sheets and rubrics.

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell

Filename: why-does-asparagus-make-your-pee-smell.pdf
ISBN: 9781612435916
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Number of pages: 128
Author: Andy Brunning
Publisher: Ulysses Press

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What Einstein Didn t Know

Filename: what-einstein-didn-t-know.pdf
ISBN: 9780486492896
Release Date: 2014-05-21
Number of pages: 240
Author: Robert L. Wolke
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online What Einstein Didn t Know in PDF and EPUB Presents scientific answers to a series of miscellaneous questions, covering such topics as "Why are bubbles round," "Why are the Earth, Sun, and Moon all spinning," and "How you can tell the temperature by listening to a cricket."

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Filename: bartholomew-and-the-oobleck.pdf
ISBN: 9780385379328
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Number of pages: 56
Author: Seuss
Publisher: RH Childrens Books

Download and read online Bartholomew and the Oobleck in PDF and EPUB In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, join Bartholomew Cubbins in Dr. Seuss’s classic tale of one king’s magical mishap. Bored with rain, sun, fog, and snow, King Derwin of Didd summons his royal magicians to create something new and exciting to fall from the sky. What he gets is a storm of sticky green globs called Oobleck, which soon causes a royal mess. But with the assistance of the wise page boy Bartholomew, the king (along with young readers) learns that the simplest words can sometimes solve the biggest problems. From the Hardcover edition.