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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