How the Heck Does That Work?!

Set of 8 titles

Science can be weird. What's the purpose of snot? How do we taste flavors? Why do polar bears look white if their skin is black? In How the Heck Does That Work?! series, readers will explore the science behind how things work from plants to space to the human body. This high-interest series is written at a low readability to aid struggling readers. Educational sidebars include a science activity, a spotlight biography, fast facts, and an unsolved mystery! A table of contents, glossary of keywords, index, and author biography are included.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
How the Heck Does That Work?! (8 titles)
Weird Science: The Human Body 3.6
Weird Science: Food 3.8
Weird Science: Medicine 3.9
Weird Science: Space 3.8
Weird Science: Plants and Fungi 3.9
Weird Science: Movies 4.0
Weird Science: Military 4.0
Weird Science: Animals 3.6
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 523-777
Lexile 480L-520L
ATOS Reading Level 3.6-4.0
Guided Reading Level P-R
Language English
Publisher 45th Parallel Press
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534192881), Paperback (9781534193062), PDF (9781534193260), ePub (9781534195202), Hosted ebook (9781534193468), Kindle (9781534193666)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - How the Heck Does That Work?!

“The weird and unusual attracts science enthusiasts and even the uninterested. Books in this set feature large images of electric eels and carnivorous plants, as well as details about military parachutes and radio telescopes. Sidebars delve into related topics like the presence of dark matter in foods, scientist profiles, or species diversity in rainforests. Each title includes a “Test It Out” activity idea, such as bouncing sound waves to learn more about echolocation. Topics include animal camouflage, stop-motion photography, and diamond rain on Jupiter. Colored text highlights terms found in the glossary for easy reference. Whether readers are interested in animals or military hardware, there are plenty of topics to choose from in this series. VERDICT Great for reluctant readers and STEM buffs alike, while also useful for classroom science units.”

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Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was born in the luckiest of all years, the Year of the Dragon. She’s an author, university professor, curriculum designer, and former elementary school teacher. She was inspired to write this story after doing author visits. Her young audiences wanted to know more about Chinese New Year! She lives in San Diego with one well-trained husband and two very naughty dogs.

Activities for further learning
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Full-color photographs