Ask a Science Teacher: 250 Answers to Questions You've Always Had about How Everyday Stuff Really Works (Paperback)
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Fun and fascinating science is everywhere, and it's a cinch to learn--just ask a science teacher We've all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind? Do fish sleep? Why do we blink? These are common phenomena, but it's a rare person who really knows the answers--do you? All too often, the explanations remain shrouded in mystery--or behind a haze of technical language. For those of us who should have raised our hands in science class but didn't, Larry Scheckel comes to the rescue. An award-winning science teacher and longtime columnist for his local newspaper, Scheckel is a master explainer with a trove of knowledge. Just ask the students and devoted readers who have spent years trying to stump him In "Ask a Science Teacher," Scheckel collects 250 of his favorite Q&As. Like the best teachers, he writes so that kids can understand, but he doesn't water things down-- he'll satisfy even the most inquisitive minds. Topics include: -The Human Body -Earth Science -Astronomy -Chemistry Physics -Technology -Zoology -Music and conundrums that don't fit into any category With refreshingly uncomplicated explanations, "Ask a Science Teacher" is sure to resolve the everyday mysteries you've always wondered about. You'll learn how planes really fly, why the Earth is round, how microwaves heat food, and much more--before you know it, all your friends will be asking you.
About the Author
Larry Scheckel Bio Larry Scheckel grew up on a family farm in the hill country of southwestern Wisconsin, one of nine children. He attended eight years of a one room country school, four years of high school, off to the military for a spell, trained in electronics as a TV broadcast engineer, married, college, and started a teaching career. That career stretched over thirty eight years teaching physics and aerospace science to over four thousand high school students at Tomah, Wisconsin. Larry Scheckel has been named Tomah Teacher of the Year three times, and Presidential Awardee at the state level for six years. He is the recipient of the Tandy Award, Kohl Award, Wisconsin Physics Teacher Award, Health Physics Society Award, Ron Gibbs Award, and Excellence in Science Teaching Award. Larry Scheckel has authored articles for The Science Teacher magazine and The Physics Teacher magazine. He has been a Science Olympiad coach, robotics mentor, organized field trip and star gazing sessions, and gave orientation flights to students. Larry has shared his expertise with teachers at National Science Teacher Association conventions, Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, and summer workshops. He has given presentations to thousands of adults and students in such venues as Children's Museums, Boys and Girls Clubs, Rotary, and conventions. Larry likes to bicycle in the Driftless area of south central Wisconsin, jog on the back roads, fly a Cessna 150 over the verdant countryside, work crossword puzzles, read newspapers, historical books, and trade magazines, and fly radio controlled planes. Larry is the author of two books; Ask Your Science Teacher and Ask A Science Teacher. Larry and wife, Ann, are both retired teachers and live in Tomah, Wisconsin. They have three grown sons, Paul, Daniel, and Patrick, a lovely daughter-in-law, Dana, and two fantastic grandchildren, Teddy and Marit.