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Children's Science News

"Biting Back" - 16 Sept. 2013

"Underwater Adventurer" - 7 Oct. 2013

"Swallowed Up" - 3 Feb. 2014

Scholastic Science World


In engaging stories about venomous animals, sinkholes, and a do-it-yourself submarine, Mara Grunbaum offered her young readers a look at how scientists and engineers seek to understand and interact with the natural world. She explained how erosion can carve out cavities in certain types of bedrock resulting eventually in a dramatic collapse called a sinkhole. But Grunbaum also sought to reassure her readers that the odds of being swallowed up in a sinkhole are very, very small. Her story on snakes and other venomous animals explained what makes snake venom harmful, how to...Read more