Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to do with your Canine Companion (Paperback)
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Learn about science with the most faithful lab partner you'll ever have -- your dog! Discover how your canine companion thinks, moves, drinks, stays warm, gets clean, cools off, and more.
Have fun with 22 safe and pup-friendly activities that let you work alongside your dog to discover what makes him tick. Learn to take your dog's pulse and find out how much blood is pumping through his body. Find out if your dog hears things you can't by making a dog whistle. What colors can your dog see? Is he color-blind? Each activity is paired with step-by-step instructions, clear and interesting scientific explanations, and cool photographs shot specifically for this book. Hands-on activities and fun information for budding scientists prompt further learning and offer a behind-the-scenes look at current canine research. When you are finished with the book you'll have a vet-worthy profile of the best canine companion on the planet--yours!
This book is part of the National Geographic Kids Hands-on Science line which makes science fun and accessible.
About the Author
JODI WHEELER-TOPPEN is an author of more than 10 science books for children and teachers. A former high school science teacher, with a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Georgia, Wheeler-Toppen is passionate about presenting science as exciting, suspenseful, and understandable. Her most recent title for National Geographic Kids, Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. She also has a series on teaching strategies and activities from the National Science Teachers Association Press. She loves having adventures with kids -- her own and any others who come her way.
"Combine science information, activities, and good pictures and you have the core components of this title...The book is informative and will appeal to dog lovers especially. It is another well-done work from a typically reliable publisher." -- School Library Connection
"This vivid volume lays out two dozen or so exercises that double as experiments, the goal of which is to better understand canine senses and physiology. The experiments are well described, with step-by-step instructions and photos. Most are easy to set up and only require household items. Exceptional photography accompanies the instructions and help readers understand the activity." -- Science Magazine