I Always Wondered About That

(5 customer reviews)


An award-winning science teacher provides entertaining answers to 101 questions you didn’t even know you had, such as, “Why does glue stick?” “Why do batteries die?” “What would happen if you put human DNA into another creature?” and “How do people record memories in their brains?” The wide-ranging questions and answers will leave readers eager to learn more.

Author: Larry Scheckel
Age Range : 12+
Grades: 7+
SKU: LS_IAWAT_17 Category: Product ID: 8075

Book Details:

  • ISBN: 9781943431298
  • Genre: Children's Nonfiction/Education Resource
  • Page Count: 220
  • Age Range: 12+
  • Grades: 7+
  • Lexile Level: 990
  • Pub Date: 01/12/2017
  • Series Title: I Always Wondered Series



Larry Scheckel grew up on a family farm in the hill country of southwestern Wisconsin, one of nine children. He attended eight years of a one room country school, four years of high school, off to the military for a spell, trained in electronics as a TV broadcast engineer, married, college, and started a teaching career. That career stretched over thirty eight years teaching physics and aerospace science to over four thousand high school students at Tomah, Wisconsin.

Larry Scheckel has been named Tomah Teacher of the Year three times, and Presidential Awardee at the state level for six years. He is the recipient of the Tandy Award, Kohl Award, Wisconsin Physics Teacher Award, Health Physics Society Award, Ron Gibbs Award, and Excellence in Science Teaching Award.

Larry likes to bicycle in the Driftless area of south central Wisconsin, jog on the back roads, fly a Cessna 150 over the verdant countryside, work crossword puzzles, read newspapers, historical books, and trade magazines, and fly radio controlled planes.

Larry and wife, Ann, are both retired teachers and live in Tomah, Wisconsin. Larry has written 7 books and a new one on the way.

 “Providing exactly what the title promises, this is a treasure . . . it’s great for reading to kids of all ages. . . . [T]his is a steal at any price. Engaging, informative, and brightly written, the book will find a grateful, interested readership.”
Library Journal

“A great gift for any curious minded reader—young or old.”
Publishers Weekly

“Scheckel groups his queries into broad categories such as ‘The Exquisite Human Body’ and ‘At the Fringes of Science’ and often expands on informal but direct explanations with further comments on related topics—plus brief instructions for spinning eggs, making campfires burn different colors, and like homespun experiments or activities . . . . along with trucking in physical principles to explain why cats land on their feet (it has to do with conservation of angular momentum) and like standard-issue mysteries, he poses some head-scratchers (‘Why is there a big E on the top of the eye chart?’) that will startle and maybe enlighten even older readers. Assorted revelations for enquirers who prefer their science straight up but not without occasional (semi-) comical relief.”
– Kirkus Reviews
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