Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

And Other Questions about Your Health and Body

From the Series Is That a Fact?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Humans use only ten percent of their brains. If you cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way. You may have heard these common sayings and beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let’s investigate seventeen health-related statements and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out if the five second rule for dropping food on the floor is true! Discover if eating chocolate can give you pimples! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JNF052030, JNF024000
Dewey 610
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 830
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 134040
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2010

Reviews

Science Books & Films

""This delightful, informative, and visually entertaining book is written in question-and-answer format to encourage critical thinking and further investigation into what is fact and what is fiction about 17 common, simplistic health beliefs or myths about the human body." —Science Books & Films

Science Books & Films

“This delightful, informative, and visually entertaining book is written in question-and-answer format to encourage critical thinking and further investigation into what is fact and what is fiction about 17 common, simplistic health beliefs or myths about the human body.” —Science Books & Films

Library Media Connection

“On each two-page spread questions are answered in a succinct, clear, and understandable manner. In addition, further-related information is provided. The illustrations, a mixture of photographs and cartoons, will grab students’ attention.”
Library Media Connection

NSTA

“This is a book that every student will want to pick up and read. The timeless questions throughout are typical of those children might have about their health and bodies, and the answers are in a format that they will appreciate.”
NSTA

Author: Sandy Donovan

Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

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