Light and Dark

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Overview

How does light bends?

Why do we see shadows?

What is s rainbow?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
This book presents interesting, basic information that includes the sources of light, how shadows are formed, how light bounces, how light bends, why it gets dark at night, and the colors of light. There are simple experiments such as using a mirror to see how light reflects, and using a ball, a sticker, and a flashlight to understand why it gets dark at night. Directions are given for making a shadow clock out of a few simple materials. Plenty of photographs in color and some cartoon illustrations help clarify the concepts. Words in bold print are defined in the glossary. The text also includes a table of contents, an index, and notes for parents and teachers that have suggestions for further activities. It is one of the series, "Why It Works." Some basic scientific words are used but they are presented in terms that should be easy for young readers to understand and learn. Reviewer: Vicki Foote
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926853574
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Why It Works
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Anna Claybourne is the author of numerous books on the natural world for young readers, including the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth, Cheetah: Natural World Series, the Survival Skills Handbook, and many more.

She started her career at Usborne Publishing in 1993 as a trainee staff writer, and became a self-employed freelance writer and editor three years later. She writes on almost any subject but specializes in science and nature, and has written many children's books on wild animals (especially predators), volcanoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. Her interest in these topics made researching and writing 100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet a particularly fascinating experience.

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Table of Contents

Where is light from? 4

Light to see by 6

How far can you see? 8

Shadows 10

Bouncing light 12

Bending light 14

Night on Earth 16

Shadow clock 18

The colors of light 20

Glossary 22

Index 23

Notes for parents and teachers 24

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