Prove It!

Prove It! (Science Sleuths) by Shirley Duke, Crabtree Publishing, 2015. ISBN: 9780778715436. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS.

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One of eight books in the Science Sleuths series, this particular entry introduces younger readers to a new way of looking at the word argument, the way scientists use arguments as a beginning point to prove a hypothesis. Examples of various ones are scattered through the book, along with experiments readers can perform, examples of the difference between fact and opinions, how scientists share information as well as respect dissenting opinions (I suspect the author and publisher wanted to stay far away from the disaster known as climate change.) All in all a decent introduction to how the concept of proof is integral to science and solid learning.

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