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By Alvin Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn, Virginia B Silverstein. 1999
Discusses the concept of time and its relationship to biological cycles, including phases of the moon, internal clocks of plants… and animals, seasonal rhythms, and the aging process. Includes a glossary and a list of Internet resources. Grades 5-8. c1999.
By Nancy Harris. 2004
The issue of cloning gets in-depth treatment, with essays on early efforts at cloning and the creation and significance of… Dolly the sheep. Current controversies are discussed, including the overriding question of whether humans should be cloned, to the pros and cons of regulating cloning technologies, therapeutic and reproductive cloning, and whether animals should be used in research. The future of cloning is also discussed. Some descriptions of sex and violence. For senior high readers. 2004.
By Gloria Skurzynski. 2004
Discusses the possibilities of identifying and communicating with another life-form in our vast universe. Describes the interconnectedness of research in… many scientific disciplines to investigate hospitable planets. Includes profiles of scientists dedicated to seeking extraterrestrial intelligence. Grades 5-8. 2004.
By Monique Keiran. 1999
Some 75 million years ago, one dinosaur ended its life. The dinosaur was an Albertosaurus -- distant cousin to the… ferocious, meat-eating predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. But its death was also a beginning -- the start of its transformation into a fossil, which lay undiscovered for millennia until the forces of erosion brought the young dinosaur, once again, to light. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By Cathryn J Prince. 2011
Chronicles the December 14, 1807, landing of a celestial fireball on a farm in Weston, Connecticut, and the event's effects… on American science. Recounts professor Benjamin Silliman's study of the meteor and President Thomas Jefferson's influence on the post-colonial scientific community. For Senior High readers and older. 2011.
By Samantha Beres. 1998
Beres presents 101 facts about science on topics such as the human body, botany, chemistry, physics, evolution, zoology, and technology.… Includes brief biographies, fun facts, and hands-on experiments, some of which need adult supervision. Grades 4-7. 1998.
By Dennis B Fradin. 1997
A history of astronomy from the earliest civilizations, when man observed the stars with only the naked eye, to 1997,… when the Hubble Space Telescope orbited the earth. Describes the discovery of planets and other contributions by early and recent scientists. Grades 5-8. c1997.
By Trudee Romanek. 2002
If you live to be 70, you'll have spent 23 years sleeping! Uncover the mysteries about the body's clock, the… stages of sleep, what happens when you dream and more. Includes activities. Grades 4-7. 2002.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2002
On December 17th, 1903, Wilbur and Orville made the first controlled powered flight. Although Wilbur and Orville were self-educated, their… combined ingenuity, ability to observe, determination, and imagination propelled them toward their goals. A look at the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright. For readers in grades 4-7. 2002.
What makes an ocean wave?: questions and answers about oceans and ocean life (Scholastic question and answer series.)
By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger. 2001
By Milton Meltzer. 2004
The invention of the railroad led to great changes in human history, though it was also connected to ruthless exploitation… of workers, extermination of Native Americans and the buffalo, corruption among public officials, and violent strike-breaking tactics used by greedy railroad owners. Describes short and transcontinental train lines and how they shaped the economy, agriculture, and the growth of new towns. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 2004.
By Albert Marrin. 2009
Discusses causes and effects of the environmental and social disaster that swept across the Great Plains in the 1930s during… the Great Depression. Explains that farmers and ranchers unwittingly caused conditions that led to the dust storms and the loss of the land they had settled. Grades 5-8. c2009.
By Larry Verstraete. 1997
Did you know that the inventor of Nike sneakers got the idea for his high-tech soles from a waffle iron?… Or that Chester Greenwood, the inventor of the earmuffs, came up with them only after he'd frozen his ears while skating? The true story of hundreds of fascinating inventions, some the results of determination, some inspired by strange circumstances, and many that happened entirely by accident! Grades 4-7. 1997.
By Jack Myers. 2000
Discusses the scientific detective work that must be done to answer questions on animal behaviour. Explores how cats purr, how… seals can dive so deep, why pandas are hooked on bamboo, why alligator eggshells are covered with tiny cavities, and what happened to the woolly mammoth. Grades 4-7. 2000.
By Jay Ingram, Harvey Chan. 1988
By Bill Slavin, Jim Slavin. 2005
A look at how 69 familiar items are made, including baseballs, guitars, teddy bears, CDs, books, dental floss, ice cream,… and peanut butter. The last section describes the raw materials used, such as aluminum, glass, paper, petroleum, and rubber. Historical notes provide background - did you know that the earliest form of football was played with a pig's bladder in Virginia in 1609? Grades 4-7. 2005.
By Ben Bova. 1977
A well-known science fiction writer explores problems that must be solved today to insure a tomorrow. He considers population growth,… food and fuel supplies, the information and automation revolution, outer space, and the new biology. For junior and senior high readers. 1977.
By Adrian Dingle. 2008
The Maker Movement is where all the next great inventions and innovations are happening. Mark Hatch describes the remarkable technologies… and tools now accessible to you, and shares stories of how ordinary people have devised extraordinary products, giving rise to successful new business ventures. Senior High and older. 2013.