Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet
Iqbal is a boy who lives in Bangladesh. When there is a monsoon, his mother has to cook inside. Iqbal’s mom and baby get sick from the smoke. Iqbal told his mother about a science fair and that the winner and runner-up get a cash prize. After talking with his dad about a special stove that didn’t have smoke, Iqbal’s mind was full of science fair ideas. Iqbal decides to build a stove that doesn’t produce smoke. Iqbal shared his idea with his teacher, who helps him learn how a solar cooker works and how to build one. Iqbal builds a solar cooker, and once he is finished, he cooks an egg and sees his stove works. Will Iqbal’s solar cooker win him the science fair?
I loved reading Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet. I like the way the illustrations are drawn. I like that the books tells you how to make a solar cooker. The solar cooker reminds me of my own science fair, when I made solar stills to be able to provide clean water. I would recommend this book to kids who are learning about sustainability and ways to help the environment.
|Author||Elizabeth Suneby • Rebecca Green, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Kids Can Press|
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