Were Potato Chips Really Invented by an Angry Chef?

And Other Questions about Food

From the Series Is That a Fact?

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

Adding salt to water makes it boil faster.
Eating turkey makes you sleepy.
Organic food is best for the environment.

You may have heard these common sayings and beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? Let’s investigate seventeen food-related statements and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump the experts! Find out whether fats are always bad for you! Learn if rhubarb leaves are really poisonous! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-7221-9
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JNF024010, JNF014000
Dewey 641.3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 830
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142802
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Deborah Kops

Deborah Kops has written more than twenty books for children and young adults. She lives with her husband and son in Greater Boston, and enjoys visiting old historic cities along the Atlantic coast, such as Salem, Massachusetts, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Is That a Fact?

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