Creepy, Kooky Science

Animals that feed on blood, plants that feed on flesh, societies that met tragic ends eons ago; science can be strange and surprising. Stunning visuals and lively storytelling will keep readers entertained as they discover the darker, weirder side of science. Through colorful images and fascinating facts presented in engaging text and informative sidebars, students will learn about ancient cultures and customs; examine unusual animals, plants, and insects from around the globe and in their own backyards; and ponder the bleak possibility of annihilation-by-asteroid. Features include: Offers an entertaining look at offbeat subjects to get kids excited about science. Correlates with Next Generation Science Standards about biodiversity and the dynamics of ecosystems. Chapter Notes and Further Reading sections provide additional resources for study.

  • Spring 2019
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    Bizarro Bloodsuckers

    Bizarro Bloodsuckers

    Ron Knapp
    Through fabulous visuals and lively storytelling, this entertaining book explores the strange science behind the bloodsuckers that surround us, including mosquitoes, head lice, and fleas. These critters can be irritating and sometimes even deadly, spreading terrible diseases such as malaria and the bubonic plague, which have killed millions...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978503731
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    Enemy Asteroids

    Enemy Asteroids

    Angie Timmons
    What happened to the dinosaurs that once roamed Earth? Could they have been extinguished by an explosion or perhaps by a meteor? Through colorful images and accessible language, readers will explore the drastic events that forever changed life on Earth nearly seventy million years ago, learn more about the debris that's been falling to Earth for billions of years, and be introduced to the way Earth interacts with other objects in the solar system...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978503748
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    Icky Insects

    Icky Insects

    Margaret J. Anderson
    Insects are the world's greatest success story. They have adapted to all kinds of environments and thrive on a bizarre variety of diets. The face fly gets its nourishment from a horse's tears, and there are beetles that raise their offspring on elephant dung...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978504493
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    Killer Carnivorous Plants

    Killer Carnivorous Plants

    Nathan Aaseng
    Plants sit at the bottom of the food chain. They provide meals for the vast majority of animals on earth, but what if the food chain were upset? Strange as it may sound, there are places on virtually every continent where plants are the hunters and animals the hunted...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978504509
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    Long-Lost Civilizations

    Long-Lost Civilizations

    Joyce Goldenstern
    Bonampak, Harappa, Machu Picchu, these and other sites were truly "long lost" to the modern world. Then, using scientific tools, archaeologists revised and revitalized the stories of these "lost" civilizations...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978504516
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    Mysterious Mummies

    Mysterious Mummies

    Ron Knapp
    Not all ancient bodies decompose and disappear. The Iceman died five thousand years ago. Today, his frozen body has become a murder mystery. Tollund Man was preserved by muddy soil packed with decaying plants...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978504523
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