How Are Humans Adapted?

How Are Humans Adapted?

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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Extract DNA from a Strawberry

Extract DNA from a Strawberry

From The Human Genome

Cells are the basic unit of life. Inside most cells, you’ll find DNA. This large molecule carries all the genetic information for a cell. Simply put, DNA holds the instruction manual for life. Each DNA molecule is a long, thin thread. See for yourself!

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Build a Working Arm Muscle

Build a Working Arm Muscle

From Inside the Human Body

How many times a day do you use your arm? In this activity, you’ll create a model of a working arm muscle to see how the muscles in your arm work together to help you bend your elbow and move your arm.

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Choices and Consequences

Choices and Consequences

From Psychology

Risk-taking behavior can offer learning opportunities! And not all risk taking leads to bad outcomes. Taking risks can fall into six categories of risk, all affecting you in different ways. Take a look.

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Plant a Mystery Greenhouse Garden

Plant a Mystery Greenhouse Garden

From Backyard Biology

What might be lurking in the soil? Find out by taking samples of soil from three different sites and seeing what grows!

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Reviews

Praise for other books in the Picture Book Science series

Forces - Booklist Starred Review March 15, 2018
Forces, despite its down-to-earth scientific grounding, manages to do the nearly impossible. Diehn brings gravity, magnetism, push-pull forces, and friction to life in everyday contexts, without a hint of schoolroom jargon. Children, parents, and teachers alike can enjoy learning the charming, often funny, relatable, and accessible science within this Picture Book Science series (4 titles) offering.”

Detailed Book Description

AVAILABLE JUNE 2020. How do whales make their hearing better?  What do lemurs do to make a point during an argument?

In Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations, children ages 5 to 9 learn how lemurs settle arguments and how earwax helps a whale’s sense of hearing, along with a host of other deliciously strange-but-true tales! The lively conversational tone and the hilarious descriptions of bizarre adaptations engage a child’s sense of wonder while providing an introduction to a crucial scientific concept. A great choice as both a read aloud and for early readers.

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Hardcover, $16.95
9781619309579
Paperback, $9.95
9781619309609
Includes: Glossary
Specs: 9.5 x 9.5 size | 4-color interior | 32 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science
Leveling: Ages 5-8 |Grade Level 1-3 |

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