Ask a Science Teacher

Ask a Science Teacher

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Fun and fascinating science is everywhere, and ita€™s a cinch to learna€”just ask a science teacher! Wea€™ve all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind? Do fish sleep? Why do we blink? These are common phenomena, but ita€™s a rare person who really knows the answersa€”do you? All too often, the explanations remain shrouded in mysterya€”or behind a haze of technical language. For those of us who should have raised our hands in science class but didna€™t, Larry Scheckel comes to the rescue. An award-winning science teacher and longtime columnist for his local newspaper, Scheckel is a master explainer with a trove of knowledge. Just ask the students and devoted readers who have spent years trying to stump him! In Ask a Science Teacher, Scheckel collects 250 of his favorite QaAs. Like the best teachers, he writes so that kids can understand, but he doesna€™t water things downa€” hea€™ll satisfy even the most inquisitive minds. Topics include: a€cThe Human Body a€cEarth Science a€cAstronomy a€cChemistry Physics a€cTechnology a€cZoology a€cMusic and conundrums that dona€™t fit into any category With refreshingly uncomplicated explanations, Ask a Science Teacher is sure to resolve the everyday mysteries youa€™ve always wondered about. Youa€™ll learn how planes really fly, why the Earth is round, how microwaves heat food, and much morea€”before you know it, all your friends will be asking you!moving. across. the. sky. What. was. it?. You most likely saw the International Space Station go over. But there are several other possibilities: shooting star, comet, airplane, or satellite. What about a shooting star, also called a falling star or meteor? Thata#39;s a very fast streak of light that lasts a few seconds at most. The streakanbsp;...

Title:Ask a Science Teacher
Author:Larry Scheckel
Publisher:Workman Publishing - 2013-12-17


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