Wednesday, January 4, 2017
WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: How Things Work by T.J. Resler
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ever wanted to take apart the microwave to see how it works? Crack open your computer and peek inside? Intrigued by how things work? So are we! That's why we're dissecting all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams! Read along as National Geographic Kids unplugs, unravels, and reveals how things do what they do. Complete with "Tales from the Lab," true stories, biographies of real scientists and engineers, exciting diagrams and illustrations, accessible explanations, trivia, and fun features, this cool book explains it all!
For children who love to know how things work, this book would be a fabulous gift. I learned a great deal about a lot of things that I knew very little about, even things I use every day such as refrigerators, microwaves, and smart boards. I had no idea that hover boards and tractor beams are on the verge of becoming reality. Other topics covered in the book include surfing, roller coasters, escalators, submarines, and rockets. The amount of knowledge in this book is staggering. Each topic is covered in six page spreads that include a funny photograph with caption, intriguing questions, diagrams, explanations and fun facts. Each section also includes a science experiment that the reader can perform that demonstrations a scientific principle associated with the topic being discussed. A few scientist profiles are mixed in with the different sections. This is a book that any scientific-minded reader could spend many hours happily engaged with.