Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vicki Cobb, one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE science authors, has written a new science book for kids called What's the BIG Idea? Amazing Science Questions for the Curious Kid. This is another science great from the master!!

There are four big ideas in this book that are tackled by a series of questions:

· Motion—Why can’t you stand an egg on its end? Why doesn’t the moon fall to earth? What is a swinging object good for?
· Energy—Do hot things weigh more than cold things? Why is the sky blue? Why not green or yellow? Does water that boils faster cook faster?
· Matter—Which weighs more: a pound of feathers or a pound of gold? Why does an ice cube float? How much does air weigh?
· Life—What makes a living thing a living thing? Why are plants green and blood red? Why can’t I live forever?

Of course, Cobb fills her book with examples and experiments that lead our young readers to learn more. AND, by the end of the book, children will have dabbled with biology, chemistry and physics!! What's not to love!?!?

*I was provided a copy of this book for review from the publisher.

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