Microscopes

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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Write a Fabulous Fish Book

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

From Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

Fish have many different fabulous adaptations that help them survive in environments all around the Earth. Write about them!

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Build Your Own Bird

Build Your Own Bird

From Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

Birds have beaks, wings, feathers, and interesting feet. Each of these features helps a bird to survive in its habitat.

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Amphibians Near You

Amphibians Near You

From Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations

Amphibians are found all around the world, except Antarctica. That means there are amphibians living near you! And every amphibian has many adaptations that help it survive. They must be able to find food, take shelter, and stay safe.

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How Are Humans Adapted?

How Are Humans Adapted?

From Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations

Humans are mammals, too. And we live in many different ecosystems on earth: deserts, tropical rain forests, Arctic regions, mountains, and grasslands.

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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
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"A solid STEM resource recommended for general interest as well as supplemental curricular use."

Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature
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"... 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."

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.
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781619305212
Paperback, $17.95
9781619305250
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Cells Are Life

Chapter 1
How Do Cells Work?

Chapter 2
Discovering Single-Cell Life

Chapter 3
Growing Plants

Chapter 4
Explore Animal Cells

Chapter 5
The Human Side of Cell Science

Chapter 6
Cells Impact Medicine and Agriculture

Chapter 7
The Future of Cell Science

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Index