Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest
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When might a fancy leaf costume be useful for a fish? And how do fish in Antarctica keep from freezing? In Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations, children ages 5 to 9 discover some of the amazing adaptations in the world of fish!$9.95 - $19.95
Explore the Ice Age!
With 25 Great Projects
Brrr–does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age! In Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 discover what an ice age consists of, why we have them, and what effect an ice age has on living organisms and ecosystems. The book$14.95 - $19.95
Discover the Life Cycles and Adaptations Outside Your Door with Hands-On Science Activities
This updated edition incorporates new scientific discoveries and a sharper look at the impact human actions have on the natural world! Biology is the study of life, and life is all around you! You can find life thriving in the city and in the country, teeming in ecosystems around the planet—in deserts, oceans, and even the Arctic.$17.95 - $22.95
The Human Genome
Mapping the Blueprint of Human Life
Have you ever wondered why you look the way you do? The answer lies in your human genome, the code of life. The Human Genome: Mapping the Blueprint of Human Life investigates the fascinating world of genetics and the human genome. Kids ages 12 to 15 learn the basics of how genes work, how DNA is$17.95 - $22.95
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Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
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Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
School Library Journal
"A solid STEM resource recommended for general interest as well as supplemental curricular use."
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."
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Detailed Book Description
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cells Are Life
How Do Cells Work?
Discovering Single-Cell Life
Explore Animal Cells
The Human Side of Cell Science
Cells Impact Medicine and Agriculture
The Future of Cell Science