Why do you see lightning before you hear thunder? What keeps the planets orbiting around the sun? What metal is a liquid at room temperature? Science affects everything -- yet so many of us wish we understood it better. Using an accessible question-and-answer approach, key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science are explored and demystified in this award-winning book. An engaging and fun way to better your understanding of how science surrounds us every day.
Age Range:9 - 12 years
Grade Level:4 - 7
More about the author
Dia L. Michels is an award-winning internationally published science and parenting writer, she is the author or editor of over a dozen books for both children and adults. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew, Chinese, and Korean. She lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC, with her husband, their three children, four cats and a dog.
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science employs a completely user-friendly Q & A format to introduce readers to key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science. An ideal addition to home schooling curricula and particularly recommended for school and community libraries. This compendium of diverse, fun facts is as entertaining and engaging as it is informed and informative!(Midwest Book Review)
This is a fantastic book for quizzing students during the last 10 minutes of class or as a transition activity. The resource section at the back of the book offers fabulous ideas and resources for budding scientists, and the index is very helpful. It can be used for a review after a unit of study, to supplement a unit of study, or to extend a unit of study. Overall, it would be a great addition to any classroom library!(Tracy Alley, Teacher & Coordinator of Gifted Programs Madeira City Schools & Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati)
Michels and Levy have created a book that could be called "How to Learn Science without Really Trying!" With over 100 questions on things we've all wondered about, they provide answers in a succinct, cleverly written and understandable format. An authoritative overview of science, this book fills an empty niche and should be on everyone's book shelf!(Katrina L. Kelner, Ph.D., Deputy Editor of Life SciencesScience)
In 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science, children and adults alike find clear and engaging explanations of complex phenomena. Michels and Levy's book not only provides us with answers, but more importantly, also gives us the tools to ask the next question, and the next, and the next... 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science encourages a lifetime of curiosity about the world around us!(Julie Edmonds, Ph.D., Associate Director, Carnegie Academy for Science Education)
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science by Dia Michels and Nathan Levy employs a completely 'user friendly' Q & A format to introduce readers to key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and the general sciences. A compendium of diverse fun science facts suitable for inquiring minds from 8 to 80, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is as entertaining and engaging as it is informed and informative. 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is particularly recommended for school and community libraries, and would be an ideal addition to home schooling curricula as supplemental reading in preparation for instilling a drive to learn what the various sciences are all about.(Midwest Book Review)
In 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science, Dia Michels and Nathan Levy capture the essence of science with pithy engaging explanations. Their book challenges our understanding, intrigues us, and leads us on a voyage of discovery. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how things work--- from lizards to light bulbs.(April Holladay, Author of Globe and Mail's online science column, WonderQuestWonderquest)
Michels and Levy have created a fun science conversation space for both adults and children! Its refreshing tone fills the very real gap between detailed texts and science trivia books. Well-researched and easy to read, this book encourages you to refresh your current science knowledge and then start asking more questions about how the world works. Get hold of 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science and start expanding your science knowledge today!(Professor Geeta Verma, Ph. D., Science Education, Georgia State University)