Author: Stephanie Bearce
Product Code: 5741
ISBN: 9781618215741
Pages: 156
Availability: In stock.

London was once covered in a fog so polluted that it killed 12,000 people. The Aleppo earthquake killed 230,000 people, and a wall of water mysteriously wiped out the whole town of Burnham-on-Sea. All of these were catastrophic disasters, but they led to important discoveries in science. Learn about how the earth turned to liquid in New Zealand and what happens when a tsunami meets a nuclear reactor. These stories may sound twisted and strange, but they are all true tales from science!

Ages 9–12


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by Chris
on 7/26/2017
Twisted True Tales from Science: Disaster Discoveries
As the parent of a ten-year-old, I've thoroughly enjoyed Stephanie Bearce’s “Twisted True Tales from Science” series, which is jam-packed with interesting stories for both kids and adults.

DISASTER DISCOVERIES is broken into three sections: “It’s Earth’s Fault,” “Humans Caused It,” and “Disaster Daredevils.” Each section contains short, easily digestible chapters and hands-on activities in the “Science Lab.”

In addition to such disasters as earthquakes, tsunamis, and raging wildfires, readers learn about killer lakes, killer fog, and even killer molasses. These stories are bizarre, heartbreaking, and completely fascinating. 

DISASTER DISCOVERIES is an excellent addition to any home or school library!
by Jill Burkemper
on 7/14/2017
from O'Fallon, MO
Discover Disasters and More!
As a children's librarian, I am hooked on this nonfiction series.  In Disaster Discoveries, I was psyched to read about everything from tsunamis, to earthquakes to killer fog. The chatpers are engaging and shorter, complete with information on each specific disasters. This book also includes hands-on experiments that students and teachers can use to illustrate the science happening in the various stories. I especially enjoy the chapters on Disaster Daredevils - smoke jumpers, hurricane hunters, and other people who use science to explore disastrous natural phenomena. Overall, the engaging style of writing, the excellent hands-on elements, and the excellent resources listed at the end would make this a great book for the science loving kiddo in your life or for the elementary library and classroom! 
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Review by: Nishaant, Age 9, Kids' Book Buzz - August 1, 2017
I learned a lot from this book, like where the Nobel Prize came from . . . I love this book! I’ll read more of this author’s books.

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