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Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises - HC
Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises - HC
Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises - HC
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They say that in space no one can hear you scream... and it’s true! In the emptiness of space, nothing makes a noise. But on Earth... our ears are constantly pounded by sounds. Learn all about the most disgusting and dreadful aspects of sound. From flatulent whoopee cushions to glass-smashing opera singers and music-loving pigs, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. You can get your ears tuned into some easy (and painless!) experiments, too.

Reading Level: Gr. 3
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Disgusting & Dreadful Science
Author(s): Anna Claybourne

Size: 8 ½″ × 10 ¾″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 5.3
Dewey: 620.2
Lexile: 970L
Copyright: 2013

Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises

“These brief and lively introductions provide a plethora of fun and gross facts. Sounds explains the science behind sound, how ears work, ultrasound, and more. It also includes a scientific explanation of how whoopee cushions work. Shocks covers electrical current, circuits, lightning, etc. In both volumes, each subject is presented on a spread with a brief introduction. The explanations are clear and concise. The layout is open and features color photographs, diagrams, and/or images on every page. Text boxes labeled “Ouch!” highlight painful facts, those labeled “Yuck!” share disgusting ones, and boxes designated with “Yikes!” contain interesting tidbits. “See for Yourself” sections offer simple activities related to the topic. For example, in Shocks, readers are encouraged to statically charge a blown balloon by rubbing it on their hair. A safety warning is included in the section that addresses Ben Franklin and electricity, discouraging students from attempting to fly a kite during a thunderstorm. The lists of places to visit in both titles contain locations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Glossary words are set apart in bold font in the text” SLJ, 12/13 “Imagine the most ear–shattering sounds—your students will want to find out about them! Teachers of elementary and middle school aged students are very aware of their students’ fondness for all things repulsive. In writing her Disgusting & Dreadful Science series, Anna Claybourne utilizes this trait in adolescents to inform them of science content on a variety of topics.” --NSTA, 12/13