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The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World

What are the aerodynamics of skipping stones or the physics of making sandcastles? Do birds use GPS to navigate their migratory routes? In this book, Dr. Temple Grandin, an inventor, world-renowned scientist, and author of Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like An Inventor, introduces readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists who unlock the wonders of the natural world. She shares her childhood experiences and observations, whether on the beach, in the woods, working with horses, or gazing up at the night sky.

This book explores all areas of nature and gives readers the tools to discover even more on their own! It fosters exploring the world around us, asking questions, and making sense of what we see — and suggests outdoor activities that promote independent thinking, which kids can enjoy all year round. With forty projects to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around them, from the depths of space to their own backyard, this is a perfect read for budding scientists, inventors, and creators!

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"In a chatty narrative organized in topical chapters — rocks, the beach, the woods, birds, the night skies, and animal behavior — Grandin weaves memories of her childhood passion for the natural world with facts she’s learned since.... Throughout, she conveys a continuing sense of wonder and a habit of close observation." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Temple Grandin
ISBN 0593115554
Publication Date Apr 6, 2021
Publisher Philomel Books
Language English