Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest

Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest

Every living thing, from the common cold to every plant, animal, and person on Earth, is made up of cells. In Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate these basic building blocks of life and learn how they affect our health, reproduction, criminal investigations, and agriculture!

  • Readers learn the science behind how cell science is being used for food production, cures for disease, and the criminal justice system.
  • Uses an inquiry-based approach to encourage readers to reach their own conclusions and use creative thinking about the future of cell science.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $17.95
  • Hardcover, $22.95
  • eBook, $12.99

Grade Level 7–9

Ages 12–15

GRL Z

Subjects

  • Biology

Author
 

Illustrator
Alexis Cornell 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 128 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619305250
  • Hardcover, 9781619305212

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Every living thing, from the common cold to every plant, animal, and person on Earth, is made up of cells. In Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate these basic building blocks of life and learn how they affect our health, reproduction, criminal investigations, and agriculture!

  • Readers learn the science behind how cell science is being used for food production, cures for disease, and the criminal justice system.
  • Uses an inquiry-based approach to encourage readers to reach their own conclusions and use creative thinking about the future of cell science.

Reviews

Praise for other titles in the series:

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
Booklist 
“ . . . Like other titles in the ‘Inquire and Investigate’ series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.”

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
School Library Journal
“A solid STEM resource recommended for general interest as well as supplemental curricular use.”

Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
Booklist
“The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. . .”

Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“. . . The investigations will make ‘physics come alive’ for students with the real life applications. The projects would be perfect for science fairs, classroom projects, and for parents to complete at home with children. There is a complete glossary and resource guide including websites, books, and periodicals. The content supports the NGSS Standards. . .This book is a well–written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents.”

Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change
Booklist
“. . . a complete and thorough resource dealing with basic civic principles for the middle-level social- studies classroom.”


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Microscopes

Microscopes have come a long way since the Dutch first created compound and simple microscopes. A microscope is simply an optical device that magnifies objects. Many standard microscopes have built-in light sources to improve the view. We call them light microscopes. These compound microscopes have a lens in the eyepiece and more lenses closer to the specimen.

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Author-Illustrator

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Karen Bush Gibson

Karen Bush Gibson is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. One of her books about women aviators was named a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and a selection in Air & Space/Smithsonian‘s Best Children’s Books of 2013 roundup of aviation and space-themed books. Karen lives in Norman, Oklahoma.


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Alexis Cornell

Alexis Cornell is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.



More Details

Grade Level: 7–9
Ages: 12–15
GRL: Z
Subjects: Biology,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Praise for other titles in the series:

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
Booklist 
“ . . . Like other titles in the ‘Inquire and Investigate’ series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.”

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
School Library Journal
“A solid STEM resource recommended for general interest as well as supplemental curricular use.”

Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
Booklist
“The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. . .”

Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“. . . The investigations will make ‘physics come alive’ for students with the real life applications. The projects would be perfect for science fairs, classroom projects, and for parents to complete at home with children. There is a complete glossary and resource guide including websites, books, and periodicals. The content supports the NGSS Standards. . .This book is a well–written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents.”

Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change
Booklist
“. . . a complete and thorough resource dealing with basic civic principles for the middle-level social- studies classroom.”


Projects

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Microscopes

Microscopes have come a long way since the Dutch first created compound and simple microscopes. A microscope is simply an optical device that magnifies objects. Many standard microscopes have built-in light sources to improve the view. We call them light microscopes. These compound microscopes have a lens in the eyepiece and more lenses closer to the specimen.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

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Karen Bush Gibson

Karen Bush Gibson is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. One of her books about women aviators was named a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and a selection in Air & Space/Smithsonian‘s Best Children’s Books of 2013 roundup of aviation and space-themed books. Karen lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Alexis Cornell

Alexis Cornell is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.