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"We'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 it's a rare person who really knows the answers-do you? All too often, the explanations remain shrouded in mystery-or behind a haze of technical language. For those of us who should have raised our hands in science class but didn'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!"--P.  of cover.
Finally, answers to everyday questions we ve gotten so used to not knowing that we never think to ask How does a 500,000-pound jumbo jet stay up in the sky? How many of us really know the answer to that question? We encounter countless phenomena that have perfectly logical scientific explanations if we only knew who to ask. Award-winning teacher Larry Scheckel spent thirty-eight years explaining how the world works to eleventh graders. In "Ask a Science Teacher," he gives us authoritative and easy-to-understand answers to 250 questions first asked by readers of his regular newspaper column. Topics include the human body, earth science, astronomy, technology, chemistry, zoology, sports, music, and the everyday conundrums that don t fit into any category science is everywhere, after all, and the best way to discover it is to ask a science teacher. With questions like . . . What makes blood red? Why don t we feel the earth spin? How do touch lamps work? What makes skunks smell so bad? Why do we blink? How does gas make a car go? . . . and 244 other questions expertly answered.
|Number of Pages:||348|
|Publisher:||Workman Pub Co|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||5.50 x 8.25 x 1.00 Inches|
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