Why Can’t I Feel the Earth Spinning? tackles twenty-two questions about the world around us so that children can build an understanding of how things work. Fresh and informal without being flippant, this is a swift introduction to science that will enable children to feel confident asking and investigating the questions that interest them most.
What is science?: Introduction • Why are trees green?: Trees and forests • How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?: Dinosaurs and early humans • What do plants eat?: Plants and flowers • Why do I have to wash?: Skin and sweat • Are maps always right?: How we see our world • Why does my hair grow?: Hair, nails and blood • Why does medicine taste so bad?: Medicine and mould • How do surgeons know what to take out?: Surgery and anatomy • Why is bread full of bubbles?: Yeast and fermentation • Why do stars twinkle?: Stars and planets How was the earth made?: The ‘Big Bang’ and the Sun • What’s inside a black hole?: Space and the Universe • Why do sirens sound weird when they go past?: Sound and radio waves Why don’t aeroplanes fall down?: Flight and motion • How do we know the world is round?: Orbits and gravity • Why is the sea blue?: The ocean and deep-sea exploration • Where do mountains come from?: Plate tectonics and volcanoes • What makes thunder and lightning?: Weather and electricity • Could I live on Mars?: Space travel • Is ‘the cloud’ a real cloud?: Computers and robots • Why do i dream?: Sleep and the brain
About the Author
James Doyle is a teacher and author of several successful children’s books, including I Wish I Knew That and A Young Scientist’s Guide to Faulty Freaks of Nature.