Sunday, 24 June 2012


Boyds Mills Press | 1991 | ISBN 1-56397-402-9 | 64 pages | PDF |

For more than twenty-five years, readers of Highlights for Children have been writing to Dr. Jack Myers to ask questions aboutscience. Dr. Myers, professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Texas and a member of theNational Academy of Sciences, answersthose questions in a warm, informative manner that helps young readers understand the complexities of science . This collection includes many frequently asked questions and some that are one-of-a-kind.

* What makes popcorn pop?

* Since salt is not hot, how does it melt ice and snow?

* Why does black absorb heat better than other colors?

* Why do wolves, coyotes, and dogs howl at a full moon?

* If heat rises, why is it cold on top of mountains?

* Why does metal feel cooler than wood when both are the same temperature?

* Does food taste the same to animals as it does to me?

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