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Turn it Loose: The Scientist in Absolutely Everybody

Swanson, Diane

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ISBN 10: 1550378511 / ISBN 13: 9781550378511
Editorial: Annick Press, 2004
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Título: Turn it Loose: The Scientist in Absolutely ...

Editorial: Annick Press

Año de publicación: 2004

Condición del libro: Good

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Discovering your inner scientist.

Every person is a combination of unique interests, knowledge, talents and skills. And inside every one of us is a scientist.

It's true -- there's a scientist in absolutely everybody. Not always a trained, professional one, of course, but a natural, inborn scientist. Think about Beatrix Potter, who, as a child, followed up her natural curiosity by boiling the flesh off dead animals so she could see how their skeletons were constructed. When Charles Darwin was young, he collected anything that caught his eye -- shells, rocks, and bugs. Trumpeter Louis Armstrong was a street kid who was captivated by the rhythm of music.

When you think about it, wondering, imagining and questioning are some of the behaviors we practice every day. From a very young age we reason, explore and come to understand the world around us, using the same tools scientists employ in their pursuit of new discoveries.

This fun, upbeat book shows that scientific thinking is natural, exciting and relevant for everyone. It encourages young readers to spot the scientist within, and suggests how to turn it loose. Lively profiles of artists, athletes, inventors and scientists show how individuals achieved important improvements through scientific actions.

At the end of each chapter, there is a section called Brainplay where readers will find exciting, creative ways to keep their inborn scientist strong and fit.

About the Author:

Diane Swanson definitely has a scientist within: in more than 60 factual books for kids she has explored everything from stomachs to tsunami to science itself. Her recent book Nibbling on Einstein's Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science was named to VOYA's (Voice of Youth Advocates) Annual Nonfiction Honor List in 2001.

Warren Clark has worked as a graphic designer in South Africa, England, and Canada.

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