Motion, Magnets and More

Overview

Where do the bubbles come from in a piece of cake? Why do triangles make a structure stronger? And how come magnets don't stick to the wall? This colorful and straightforward introduction to the physical sciences gives young readers an easy-to-understand overview of such concepts as materials, forces, structures, solids, liquids and gases. Explanations are accompanied by simple, fun activities, including building a structure out of dried spaghetti and inflating a balloon with a gas made by combining vinegar and ...
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Overview

Where do the bubbles come from in a piece of cake? Why do triangles make a structure stronger? And how come magnets don't stick to the wall? This colorful and straightforward introduction to the physical sciences gives young readers an easy-to-understand overview of such concepts as materials, forces, structures, solids, liquids and gases. Explanations are accompanied by simple, fun activities, including building a structure out of dried spaghetti and inflating a balloon with a gas made by combining vinegar and baking soda. Parents and teachers will find more explanations, activity ideas and a helpful glossary in the back.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
A Contents page introduces in detail the scientific information covered in this book. Cartoon-like color illustrations throughout show children engaged in activities using various materials. The text explores the physical science curriculum: materials, matter, mass, magnets; structures, systems, shapes, solids, liquids, gases, motion, forces, friction, and gravity. Explanations are supplemented with various activities which give hands-on participation with the principles discussed. The text gives a strong foundation for the science behind an activity. A seven page section provides parents and teachers with information about the physical sciences, and how these concepts could be further explained. The Words to Know section defines technical terms. An Index provides easy navigation through the book. This book brings together in one volume four previously released books in the "Primary Physical Sciences" series which include: Build It: Structures, Systems and You; Move It: Motion, Forces and You, Change It: Solids, Liquids and Gases and You;, and Touch It: Materials, Matter and You. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554537075
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,368,356
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrienne Mason is an educator and author whose books include Owls, Snakes, Move It! and Touch It! She lives in Tofino, British Columbia.

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia Dávila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.

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