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How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained
For every kid who really wants to know--and for every exasperated parent who simply doesn't know--here is a lively omnium-gatherum of explanations to the most frequently asked questions about our world, from "Why do stars twinkle?" to "What are hiccups? "Taken from Kathy Wollard's popular column, "How Come?" (seen for the past six years in Newsday and recently syndicated n ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 12th 1993 by Workman Publishing Company
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This book has some of the best explanations of natural phenomena I’ve ever encountered. Take the simple question, “why is the sky blue?” I have googled this and come up with many many hits, but none really made sense to me. This book, however, explains it in a way that gives you an “aha” moment. Even the questions she poses are great: Why, for example, does a mirror reverse images from side to side but not top to bottom? What do you really hear when you put a seashell to your ear? How do fish br ...more
I bought this on a whim while I was in college. An education major, I saw a future use for it in the classroom. I didn't use it as much as I thought I would, but it's definitely getting use now. As a parent of two inquisitive children, we turn to it now and then whenever one of those 'How' or 'Why' questions come up. It's a fabulous book for science investigation and knowledge. The book is divided up into sections (How's the weather, At the zoo, Our home planet, etc.) and each topic is a questio ...more
I loved this book when I was a kid, it explained all those questions you would ask your parents and they would give you some watered down explanation that left you with more questions. I admit I had a lot of questions as a kid, I wanted to know everything. This may have been a prelude to why I became a biology major in college, go figure. Great book for kids, although some explanations are lengthy and confusing it gives you a taste of real science and understanding the world.
I bought this book for my kids, but I have enjoyed it just as much if not more than they have! I LOVE learning how things work and why things are the way they are!!!! I would recommend this book to anyone that loves to learn about how the world, science, animals and our human bodies work.