Have your kids ever asked you why we can see rainbows? Why the wind blows? Why haircuts don’t hurt? Or where the steps go on the escalator? Answers to these questions and so much more can be found in this engaging children’s book of why. This is such a neat book for children of all ages! From sections on the human body to how things work, to animal questions and wonders of the world, there is something for everyone in this hardback text. The images that support the explanations are high quality and great at supporting understanding for younger kids. I enjoyed looking through the answers and exploring with my primary-school-age son – and my teenager was momentarily distracted by the section on why donuts have holes. Lots of fun and good conversation starters for everyone.
Holiday Edition: Children’s Books
AMANDA L. GLAZE-CRAMPES is an Assistant Professor of Middle Grades & Secondary Science Education at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. In addition to science teacher education, she has taught courses in biological sciences for grades 7–12 and undergraduate students over the last 14 years. Her interests include evolutionary biology, science and religion, and the intersections of science and society – specifically where scientific understandings are deemed controversial by the public. She holds degrees in science education from the University of Alabama and Jacksonville State University. Her address is Middle Grades & Secondary Education, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8134, Statesboro, GA 30458; e-mail: email@example.com.
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Amanda L. Glaze-Crampes; Holiday Edition: Children’s Books. The American Biology Teacher 2 December 2020; 82 (9): 643. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.9.643
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