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Extreme experiments
Squire, Ann, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Discusses various extreme experiments such as growing a nose on someone's forehead.
Why do scientists do experiments? how do scientists design experiments? -- Wacky experiments on animals what did scientist Charles Darwin discover about earthworms? -- Weird experiments on people, how did a gardener's young son help rid the world of a dangerous disease? -- The big truth! Cloning a sheep what makes a clone different from other offspring? -- Dangerous experiments, why are the beautiful bikini islands impossible to visit? -- World changing and just plain weird, how did mirrors help a scientist determine the speed of light? -- True statistics.
Reading Level:

Grade 4 to 6.

820 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 1.0 168704.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.4 3 Quiz: 64480.

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Lancaster Library Q182.3 .S68 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Every day, the world's scientists are working to solve some of the most thrilling mysteries on Earth. This True Book series highlights some of the incredible ways that scientists search for answers to our biggest questions. Readers will discover how scientists conduct experiments in extreme situations, how some of the world's most advanced laboratories have benefitted scientists, and much, much more.

One of the main ways scientists search for answers to their questions is by conducting experiments. Readers will find out how scientists plan and carry out experiments in a wide range of strange, sometimes dangerous conditions. They will also get a close look at some of history's most unbelievable experiments, from John Paul Stapp's tests of safety harnesses while traveling at the speed of sound to Edward Jenner's daring experiments with the smallpox vaccine.


Engaging sidebars highlight some of history's most remarkable scientific discoveries Timelines illustrate the ways our knowledge of science has changed over time Glossaries explain difficult scientific terms in a way that makes them easy to understand Eye-catching images give readers an up-close look at scientific procedures

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