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published: Feb 2009
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publisher: Annick Press

Nibbling on Einstein's Brain

The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science

illustrated by Francis Blake, by Diane Swanson

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published: Feb 2009
ISBN:9781554511860
publisher: Annick Press
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“This fascinating and kid-friendly book gives budding scientists and others an introduction to the tools and strategies needed to evaluate and understand scientific information ...” —School Library Journal

Science affects every part of our lives. It can determine the foods we eat, the clothes we weareven the video games we play. But how do you tell the good science from the bad?

Bite into Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain and learn some winning strategies for sorting the good from the misleading in science. Through playful scenarios and fascinating real-world examples, each chapter encourages critical thinking. You’ll find tips for spotting bad science, ideas for identifying reports that misrepresent facts, and ways to keep your own brain from muddling the science news you receive.

Bursting with “Baloney Buster” information, quick “Your Turn” activities and playful new illustrations, this brightly redesigned edition, with recent examples of suspicious science, offers a fun approach to becoming a sharp-minded watchdog of reliable science. 

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Editorial Review

“... a whimsically illustrated treasure trove of learning for young minds.”—January Magazine, 06/09

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Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science

Swanson equips kids with strategies on how to tell the difference between legitimate science and sketchy science. This informative book, which promotes critical- thinking skills, features artwork that lends levity to the serious content. Originally published in 2001 by Annick Press with illustrations by Warren Clark (Our Choice 2002).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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