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Why do you see lightning before you hear thunder? What keeps the planets orbiting around the sun? What metal is a liquid at room temperature? Science affects everything -- yet so many of us wish we understood it better. Using an accessible question-and-answer approach, key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science are explored and demystified in this award-winning book. An engaging and fun way to better your understanding of how science surrounds us every day.

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Dia L. Michels is an award-winning science and parenting writer who has authored or edited over a dozen books for both children and adults. While her topics include science and math books for middle grade students, her passion is promoting attachment parenting and supporting breastfeeding. A popular speaker, she lectures frequently at conferences, universities, libraries, and schools around the country. The mother of three grown children, she lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., with three cats and a dog. She can be reached at [email protected]

Nathan Levy is a prolific writer. Come of his works include Stories with Holes, Whose Clues and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science. A gifted educator, Nathan worked Directly with Children, teachers, and parents in his 35 years as a teacher and principal. He has mentored more than 30 principals and superintendents and trained thousands of teachers in strategies that encourage the love of learning. A resident of Highstown, New Jersey, he leads workshops for educators and parents. He can be reached at [email protected]

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"Most of us know more about science than we think we do, but not nearly as much as we should. That semi-contradictory state is part of what makes this book such a fun, satisfying educational read. We come away from it at once affirmed and improved in our knowledge and understanding of science. After a warm, personal introduction from one of the authors, the book presents 101 concise questions spanning biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and general science that readers are encouraged to answer as best they can. Most will be able to conjure partial answers or reasonable conjecture, a factor that boosts confidence and stimulates curiosity. The answer section provides short answers to each of the questions, but follows them with highly informative, easy-to-understand explanations. Readers come away with a greater understanding of the world in which we live and, more importantly, a hunger to learn more."
—Tillywig, "Brain Child" Award Winner

"These books are some of the most engaging nonfiction books I have ever read! They correlate so well with our science curriculum and the Common Core State Standards. The reason we love them is because they have real-world applications. With Mississippi adopting the new Common Core State Standards, using nonfiction texts is very important. Science, Naturally!’s books are an excellent asset to our teachers' resource libraries!"
—Sonya Smith, Science Field Coordinator, ATOMS2XP (Advancing Teachers of Middle School Science) and IMPACT2 (In-depth Mathematical Practices and Content Teacher Training), Mississippi State, MS

“This is a fantastic book for quizzing students during the last 10 minutes of class or as a transition activity. The resource section at the back of the book offers fabulous ideas and resources for budding scientists, and the index is very helpful. It can be used for a review after a unit of study, to supplement a unit of study, or to extend a unit of study. Overall, it would be a great addition to any classroom library!”
—Tracy Alley, Teacher & Coordinator of Gifted Programs
Madeira City Schools & Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati

"This book helps children to learn basic scientific concepts. Skills developed would be on a passive level. Children are asked questions and are to respond to the questions. Then the information is provided for them to answer them. Some critical thinking could be encouraged when the kids are responding to the questions."
"All of the information was provided in a kid-friendly manner, so mostly all of the information was easy to understand."
"My boys found the book fascinating. It spurred their curiosity of the natural world."
—Academics' Choice

“101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science employs a completely user-friendly Q & A format to introduce readers to key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science. An ideal addition to home schooling curricula and particularly recommended for school and community libraries. This compendium of diverse, fun facts is as entertaining and engaging as it is informed and informative! ”
—The Science Shelf, Small Press Bookwatch

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science was a finalist in the Best Books Awards sponsored by USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses.

"Michels and Levy have created a book that could be called "How to Learn Science without Really Trying!" With over 100 questions on things we've all wondered about, they provide answers in a succinct, cleverly written and understandable format. An authoritative overview of science, this book fills an empty niche and should be on everyone's book shelf!"
—Katrina L. Kelner, Ph.D., Deputy Editor, Life Sciences, Science Magazine

"In 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science, children and adults alike find clear and engaging explanations of complex phenomena. Michels and Levy's book not only provides us with answers, but more importantly, also gives us the tools to ask the next question, and the next, and the next... 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science encourages a lifetime of curiosity about the world around us!"
—Julie Edmonds, Ph.D., Associate Director, Carnegie Academy for Science Education

“101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science by Dia Michels and Nathan Levy employs a completely 'user friendly' Q & A format to introduce readers to key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and the general sciences. A compendium of diverse fun science facts suitable for inquiring minds from 8 to 80, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is as entertaining and engaging as it is informed and informative. 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is particularly recommended for school and community libraries, and would be an ideal addition to home schooling curricula as supplemental reading in preparation for instilling a drive to learn what the various sciences are all about."
—Midwest Book Review, Oregon, WI

"In 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science, Dia Michels and Nathan Levy capture the essence of science with pithy engaging explanations. Their book challenges our understanding, intrigues us, and leads us on a voyage of discovery. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how things work--- from lizards to light bulbs."
—April Holladay, author, USA Today's online science column, Wonderquest

"Michels and Levy have created a fun science conversation space for both adults and children! Its refreshing tone fills the very real gap between detailed texts and science trivia books. Well-researched and easy to read, this book encourages you to refresh your current science knowledge and then start asking more questions about how the world works. Get hold of 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science and start expanding your science knowledge today!"
—Professor Geeta Verma, Ph.D., Science Education, Georgia State University

"101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is not your ordinary book! Filled with fun facts and concise explanations, this book is sure to generate lively conversation, debate, and insight into essential scientific principles for people of all ages. Though targeted at children, many teenagers and adults will also benefit from the low-key “refresher course” this book provides. If only science textbooks were as open-ended and easy to understand as this fascinating volume is!”
—Patrick Farenga, co-author, Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling

"Fun, accurate and understandable, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is as engaging as it is educational! Readers will devour the book and be left eager for the 102nd thing to know. With expert text and clear illustrations, Michels and Levy appeal straight to our natural curiosity about how the physical world works."
—Margaret Kenda, Science Wizardry for Kids and Math Wizardry for Kids

"A compendium of diverse, fun science facts suitable for inquiring minds from 8 to 80, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is as entertaining and engaging as it is informed and informative. 1101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is particularly recommended for school and community libraries, and would be an ideal addition to home schooling curriculums as supplemental reading in preparation for instilling a drive to learn what the various sciences are about."
—Small Press Bookwatch

"Science and technology play an increasingly important role in the 21st century. Understanding science has become critical for competing in the global workforce, for making consumer decisions, taking care of older generations, educating younger generations, and leading fuller lives. 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is a concise, intriguing, and valuable tool to help people learn the basics they need in this new society. I commend the authors for compiling so much essential information into this manageable format!"
—Chiehsan Cheng, CEO, Global Science and Technology, Greenbelt, MD

“101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science is an impressive source of science information for all ages. I will enjoy reading it with my children and grandchildren. It’s an ideal way to connect with each other and at the same time learn something of value together. It’s also a great way to gain knowledge that I missed out on during my years in school!”
—Shoshana Hayman, director, Life Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

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