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500 Things You Should Know About Science

by Steve Oliver

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This is a wonderful book arranged by Sandy Creek and Miles Kelly Publishing in 2009 that gives 500 interesting and information facts about the world of science. The beginning of this book gives 100 facts about the many inventors of the world. It begins with the inventors of the Stone Ages bringing in inventions like stone tools. The next inventors were those of fire, the Africans were the first to use fire over 250,000 years ago and fire eventually spread into Europe and Asia. Wheels were the next invention in the book, Scandinavian inventors were the first to use the wheel over 5,500 year ago. Harvesting and war tools are the next inventions covered, followed closely by boats and clay. In Italy glasses were created. The Italian developed the spectacle in the 14th century by making their own glass lenses to look through. The spectacles helped people read and the glasses were born. After the development of the glasses a Dutch inventor, Zacharias Janssen of Holland developed the first microscope, and in 1908 Hans Lippershey, a Dutch man, invented the first telescope. The book continues on to cover many informational facts about the inventors of the world. However, this book is not just about the inventors of the world is covers an entire section on space and the many marvels of space and informational facts that everyone should know. The Human Body is the next major section of this book. It covers another group of 100 facts all about the human body, keeping it healthy, anatomy, and the tools hospitals use to make people healthy again. Weather is covered in this book as well, talking about the electricity and what causes weather patterns and clouds. The final section is about general science and all the marvels and inventions of general science education.
This is an excellent resource for any teacher to include in his or her classroom. it is full of useful and accurate information that can supplement any science lesson. Here I talked about the many inventors of the world, but this book covers so much more than just the inventors. Any invention I could think of is covered in this book with factual information that would supplement any research done for teaching a lesson. This book is so beneficial because not only does it cover science lessons but it can be used to supplement history lessons, talking about the many different cultures that exist in the world and the history behind the wars and tools created. It can also be used to accompany some math lessons dealing with measurements. This book is so versatile it should be in every classroom that teaches early education students. ( )
  campsm01 | Nov 9, 2009 |
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