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Kids & Teachers Tardigrade Science Project Book : How to Find Tardigrades and Observe Them Through a Microscope

By Michael W. Shaw

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Format: Paperback, 186 pages
Published In: United States, 01 July 2014
For students wishing to do a science fair project on tardigrades, this book is essential. With over 100 pictures and detailed explanations, this book is written in a style intended to assist students and teachers in a variety of possible science projects with tardigrades. There are many science hobbyists at all levels who need an additional resource on this topic. Besides information specific to tardigrades, the book provides a basic primer on collecting and viewing specimens of many types under the microscope. Beginning with some basic information about tardigrades, the book explains the where's and how's of finding these fascinating creatures. Covered are the essential techniques of sample collection, specimen and slide preparation, and the basics of microorganism viewing under a microscope. How to build science fair models of tardigrade eggs and tardigrades is explained in detail with step by step pictures. Also included are bonus sections showing how to build a microscope camera adapter, and how to build a plant press for preserving leaves and flowers. For anyone wishing to embark on a new voyage of scientific discovery, this book will help point the way. REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS ""This is a fascinating book for anyone, not just teachers & kids. I've been curious about tardigrades ever since I saw a picture of one. They are pretty amazing animals that are as close as you can get to indestructible, withstanding temperatures that would kill most other creatures." - Maureen A. Carr - 5 Star Amazon Review "The discussion on microscopy is particularly good -- especially the section about depth of field, and the comparison of stereo microscopes with compound microscopes. Indeed, even my college students and teachers in professional development classes sometimes have a difficult time grasping these concepts (higher mag is not always "better") Indeed, this book would be very useful for anyone interested in basic microscopy." - Karen Kalumuck - College Professor "A wonderful guide. Clearly written as well as charming. My granddaughter used the book for an independent research project (2nd grade) and is now using it in her science fair project. Inspiring to budding young scientists." - Rona Ostrow - 5 Star Amazon Review"

About the Author

Michael Shaw has written several books to assist teachers and young scientists. His scientific research consisted of the tardigrade population survey for the state of New Jersey. Mr. Shaw's internet video went viral with over 11 million views, popularizing the tardigrade as "the first animal to survive in space." Recently Mr. Shaw has appeared in a PBS video, and on TV Globo in Brazil on their most watched Sunday night program, " Fantastico."

EAN: 9781499134988
ISBN: 1499134983
Publisher: Createspace
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.02 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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