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Download Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas epub

by Jos. A. Smith,Cheryl Bardoe




The only picture book available about the father of genetics and his pea plants!How do mothers and fatherswhether they are apple trees, sheep, or humanspass down traits to their children? This question fascinated Gregor Mendel throughout his life. Regarded as the worlds first geneticist, Mendel overcame poverty and obscurity to discover one of the fundamental aspects of genetic science: animals, plants, and people all inherit and pass down traits through the same process, following the same rules. Living the slow-paced, contemplative life of a friar, Gregor Mendel was able to conceive and put into practice his great experiment: growing multiple generations of peas. From observing yellow peas, green peas, smooth peas, and wrinkled peas, Mendel crafted his theory of heredityyears before scientists had any notion of genes. Children will be inspired by Gregors neverending search for knowledge, and his famous experiments are easy to understand as an introduction to genetics.
Download Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas epub
ISBN: 0810954753
ISBN13: 978-0810954755
Category: Children
Subcategory: Science Nature & How It Works
Author: Jos. A. Smith,Cheryl Bardoe
Language: English
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 1, 2006)
Pages: 40 pages
ePUB size: 1709 kb
FB2 size: 1889 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 343
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Kulwes
Brilliant illustrations and engaging text. My 7 year old used it for a biographical sketch and it tied in with her science lessons on traits. I think I would introduce this as young as 4, because the illustrations are sublime.
Pedora
...read this to my 4th grade AIG enrichment students during our Genetics unit and they really enjoyed it. It kept their interest and added information to the mini-books they created on Mr. Mendel. As a teacher, I found this book very informative and engaging. Thanks! I learned some things myself.
Bev
Explains Mendelian genetics to kids!! Beautiful pictures. Also, NOT TOLD IN RHYME. My kids appreciated this.
Jorius
My grand daughter loves it. It was used to supplement a discussion with her dad regarding heredity and why she has her grand mother's eye color and brows.
Ber
Excellent resource for teaching genetics/science. Highly recommend!
Zinnthi
I bought this as background material for my middle school General Science class. My own children (10, 12 and 16) loved the book. The illustrations are lovely, and it really is a great story of Mendel's interests, perseverance and discoveries.
Weetont
Great book for my 7th grade science classes. Reading level is simple enough for my students to grasp some of the complex topics. It provides a nice break from our textbook.
My kids loved the book. Nice pictures, interesting story, good explanation of genetics. Geared towards 8-10 years old.