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Title:
Extreme laboratories
Author:
Squire, Ann, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses various extreme laboratories in different locations of the world.
Language:
English
Contents:
What is a laboratory? why do scientists work in laboratories? -- Labs high and low, what do scientists study at an underground lab? -- Labs cold and hot, how do scientists study invisible particles? -- The big truth! The world's weirdest lab -- What makes the floating instrument platform so unusual? -- Labs large and small, how is the world's largest laboratory related to the internet? -- A far-out lab, what is the most expensive laboratory ever built?
Reading Level:
9-12.

Grade 4 to 6.

860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 0.5 168705.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.6 3 Quiz: 64481.
ISBN:
9780531207413

9780531215524
Format :
Book

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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.

In order to maintain careful control over the safety and accuracy of their experiments, scientists often work in laboratories. Labs give scientists the space and equipment they need to make their greatest discoveries. Readers will tour some of the world's most incredible laboratories, from the ocean research vessel that can flip from a vertical position to a horizontal one to the massive International Space Station.

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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