In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, David Macaulay
reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he could. In
order to present this complicated subject in an accurate and entertaining
way, he put in years of research. He sat in on anatomy classes, dissections,
and even reached inside the rib cages of two cadavers to compare
their spleen sizes. He observed numerous surgeries, including a
ten-hour procedure where a diseased pancreas was removed, as well as
one where a worn-out old knee was replaced by a brand new one. This
hands-on investigation gives Macaulay a unique perspective to lead his
readers on a visual journey through the workings of the human body.
The seven sections within the book take us from the cells that form
our foundation to the individual systems they build. Each beautifully
illustrated spread details different aspects of our complex structure,
explaining the function of each and offering up-close glimpses, unique
cross-sections and perspectives, and even a little humor along the way.
This one-of-a-kind book can serve as a reference for children, families,
teachers, and anyone who has questions about how his or her body
works. When readers see how David Macaulay builds a body and
explains the way it works, they will come away with a new appreciation
of the amazing world inside them.
There's a new branch of science in town--Potato Chip Science--a grab-bag of nourishing lessons in everything from physics to forensics, from navigation to neuroscience.
Packaged up in actual potato chip bag is an experimental world cooked up for kids who like science, and snacks, and snacking on science. Filled with whole brain goodness, this kit features 29 different snacktivities based entirely on the planet's most miraculous munchies. We bet you can't try just one
You won't believe what's in the bag
- 96-page book
- Spud-powered sound chip
- Potato propulsion pipe
- Spud-powered clock
- Optical stickers
- Biodegradable packaging chips
- Wire connectors
- Googly eyes
- Eco-friendly starch knife
Start a tornado in a bottle, make your own rain, and set off lightning on a plate Rebecca Rupp nurtures budding meteorologists by combining impeccable science, 20 exciting hands-on experiments, and mind-boggling facts in this exciting book that will inspire kids to explore the fascinating world of weather. Learn how the earth's atmosphere keeps our eardrums from exploding, how rainbows work, and why snow can sometimes turn pink. Creating young weather experts while encouraging curiosity and experimentation, Weather is a perfect storm of educational fun.
Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, as he and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms, long hours of difficult work, and, finally, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur
--Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it?
--What is inside coins?
--Can a magnet ever be turned off?
--Do toilets always flush in the same direction?
--Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person? Whether you've always been interested in STEM or you're looking for a cool science fair project, you'll want to test these fun and educational experiments for yourself
Accompanied by NASA photographs and Dorros s colorful, lively drawings, the text explains the Earth s rotation in clear and simple terms. An experiment using a lamp as the sun further clarifies the principles introduced. BL.
Learn your ABCs in this "icky" exploration of all the creepy crawly insects from A to Z. Best-selling author Jerry Pallotta delivers a fun first concepts book that helps children discover why farmers like pray mantis, why fireflies light up the sky, or how water spiders breathe underwater. Pallotta's signature witty yet scientific text paired with Masiello's vivid and detailed illustrations make this alphabetic exploration one that will keep curious readers intrigued and engaged as they learn about the natural world of bugs.