Friday, November 9, 2012
Just a Second....
by Steve Jenkins
40 pages, ages 4 and up
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011
Got a second? That's all the time it takes for a dragonfly to travel 50 feet, a cheetah to run 100 feet, or for light to travel 186,000 miles. "Some surprising - even amazing - things can take place in a very short time," writes Steve Jenkins.
Other things take longer. The average person can walk 300 feet in a minute. During that same time a snail might only move a foot. It takes an hour for a starfish to crawl 30 feet and a day for bamboo to grow three feet taller.
You can test how fast you and your friends are here. And check out more STEM Friday resources here. Review copy provided by publisher.