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STEM Friday: How? The Most Awesome Question and Answer Book About Nature, Animals, People, Places – and You!

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How? The Most Awesome Question and Answer Book About Nature, Animals, People, Places – and You!
by Catherine Ripley (Author) and Scot Ritchie (Illustrator)
192 pages

Booktalk: This “faction” book has a fiction story and the factual answers to nearly 100 questions. Here’s one from the birthday party chapter. (Yes, STEM is everywhere!)

Snippet:
How do candles stay on fire?
The wax melts, turns into gas, and feeds the flame. There are two parts to a wax candle: the wick and the wax. The wick is a special string found in the middle of the wax. When you light a candle, the match or lighter heats up the wick to the point where it bursts into flame.

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2 thoughts on “STEM Friday: How? The Most Awesome Question and Answer Book About Nature, Animals, People, Places – and You!

  1. That looks like a fun book to pull out and browse with a curious kid! What I want to know is how the ski tracks in my hayfield caught fleas! That’s the question of the day at Archimedes Notebook
    http://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-snow-has-fleas.html

  2. This does look like a cool book. Want to know more about one very cool, elusive animal? Visit Unabridged and meet author Sandra Markle. She discusses her new book SNOW SCHOOL. http://charlesbridge.blogspot.com/2013/01/are-you-ready-for-snow-school.html