Machines

Machines

by Wendy Baker, Andrew Haslam
     
 
An award-winning series, covering primary science in a uniquely appealing, child-centered way.

Scientific thinking is developed by seeing and making science work. Through imaginative activities and experiments, children learn how to observe, collate information, form theories and arrive at conclusions. The originality and the quality of the presentation of concepts

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An award-winning series, covering primary science in a uniquely appealing, child-centered way.

Scientific thinking is developed by seeing and making science work. Through imaginative activities and experiments, children learn how to observe, collate information, form theories and arrive at conclusions. The originality and the quality of the presentation of concepts make this an invaluable series.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-These two bright, colorful books offer an exciting look at a variety of engineering ideas and concepts. Those in Building look especially inviting, with instructions for creating such structures as bridges, cable cars, aqueducts, and igloos, while Machines offers activities involving rocket power, steam engines, and other more traditional subjects. Both titles have a two-page spread for each project, with large photographs and several informational paragraphs. Various cultures and both genders are well represented in the illustrations. Safety is emphasized throughout. There is some discussion of the process of engineering, but little space is devoted to such issues as critical thinking, hypothesizing, and testing theories. Some projects will be easy for children to do alone, while others, such as building a space module, would work better in a classroom or other group setting. Use these two titles in conjunction with David MacAulay's Unbuilding (Houghton, 1980) or Ken Robbins's Bridges (Dial, 1991).-Janet K. Hamilton, Museum of Science, Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568472560
Publisher:
CENGAGE Learning
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Series:
Make It Work! Science Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.91(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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