Science facts are woven seamlessly throughout this series featuring an enthusiastic and lively group of 14-year-old students tasked with presenting a video report on sugar, salt, wood, glass, and water. Tess, Nate, Sam, and Val work as a team, discovering how the science of ordinary things affects them, and how fun it is to investigate.
The titles in the series include:
Sugar: The team follows Sam's sweet tooth and discovers how a local sugar refinery treats our environment.
Glass: The friends learn how art and recycling are related, and Tess gets to try her hand at glass blowing.
Wood: The team finds wood all around them, and Nate investigates why some trees are missing from the forest.
Salt: The team learns what salt does for food and finds pink salt down in a mine.
Water: A water pipe breaks at Val's house, and the team discovers the many impacts water has on their life.
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