Why Don't Cars Run On Apple Juice?: Real Science Questions From Real Kids by Kira VermondWhy Don't Cars Run On Apple Juice?: Real Science Questions From Real Kids by Kira Vermond

Why Don't Cars Run On Apple Juice?: Real Science Questions From Real Kids

byKira VermondIllustratorSuharu Ogawa

Hardcover | September 10, 2019

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Real questions from real kids, answered by scientists, experts and educators at the Ontario Science Centre, published in collaboration with the OSC to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. This book will contain integrated, full-color illustrations and is full of STEM connections and inquiry-based learning.
Kira Vermond leads a double life. She's written more than 1,500 articles for adults as a journalist and six nonfiction books for kids about money, puberty, geography, science, fads, and lies. In other words, she likes to mix things up. She lives in Guelph, Ontario. Suharu Ogawa is a Toronto-based illustrator originally from Japan. Afte...
Title:Why Don't Cars Run On Apple Juice?: Real Science Questions From Real KidsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:88 pages, 10.5 × 9 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:10.5 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:September 10, 2019Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1773213024

ISBN - 13:9781773213026

Appropriate for ages: 7


Table of Contents

Introduction /6

Chapter 1 /8 Whipping Up a Batch of Planet Earth
There’s a whole amazing world below your feet (and all around you)
Why is ocean water salty? /10
Why is some water turquoise and some water brown? /11
If metal sinks, how do boats float? /12
How does gravity keep us down? /13
Where does wind come from? /14
Why can’t we feel the Earth moving? /15
What came first, the tree or the seed? /16
How do trees know about seasons? /17
Is there enough food in the world? /18
Why don’t cars run on apple juice? /19

Chapter 2 /20
Creeping, Crawling, Living Things
From the smallest to the tallest, animals are born to be WILD
Why do worms come out when it rains? /22
Why don’t jellyfish have brains? /23
Can rats burp? /24
Why do we have different faces but ants do not? /25
How do whales sleep? /26
Why can’t you live with a wolf? /28
If a dog says “woof” will other dogs understand? /29
What’s the smartest animal on Earth? /30
How many unfound species are there in the world? /31

Chapter 3 /32
Human Bodies from the Inside Out
The skin you’re in houses your brain, heart, and a whole lot more
Why do my toots smell? /34
Why do you always have to go to the bathroom? /36
Why is poo brown? /37
Why are we tired when we run? /38
Why can’t humans breathe underwater? /39
Why do humans have two eyes? /40
Why do teeth fall out? /41
Why is everybody different? /42
How do people think without language? /44
Why do people find things funny? Why is everyone so funny? /45
Why do people need to sleep? /46
Why do we die? /47

Chapter 4 /48
Stars, Moons, Planets, and Outer Space
Gazing into the night sky just got way more interesting
Are there other creatures on other planets? /50
How do the stars stay in the sky? /52
What happens inside a black hole? /53
Why are planets round? /54
Will another asteroid hit Earth? /55
If I were to sneeze in outer space, would my head blow up? /56
Can sound move in space? /57
What causes a solar eclipse? /58
Why do diamonds rain onto Saturn? /59
If the universe is expanding, then what’s outside the universe? /60

Chapter 5 /62
Big Ideas About Past, Present, and Future
Mind-blowing, keep-you-up-at-night scientific theories change our experience of EVERYTHING around us
How did we discover the Big Bang? /64
Why are dinosaurs so BIG? /66
How do we really know a meteor killed the dinosaurs? /68
What would the world be like if dinosaurs were still alive? /70
Can we make dinosaurs from dino DNA? /71
How did the Ice Age start? /72
What is time? /74
Is time travel possible? /75
What hasn’t been invented? /76

Conclusion /78
Acknowledgments /80
Sources and Further Reading /82
Index /86
About the Author and Illustrator /88

Editorial Reviews

“One of the invaluable strengths of this book is that it makes it clear that no question is too silly to ask, even the questions about toots and poo. Every question is validated with a scientific answer . . . Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice? shines with wonderment. Make sure you read it yourself before you put it into circulation in your classroom or library because, once you share it with your students, there will be a waiting list to read it. You may even want to buy two copies.”  —CM Reviews, *starred review, 06/07/19 - Suzanne Pierson - CM Reviews