Movement by Bryan Murphy, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble


by Bryan Murphy

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- Experiments and activities that don't quite succeed in introducing various science concepts. Many of the simpler projects, like making a cardboard model of an arm and elbow joint, are not interesting enough to excite most children; other, more involved ideas (making a periscope or an ``indoor rocket'') may intrigue some. The need for : adult help is appropriately noted. Many concepts, such as solar energy and inertia, are introduced within the text without much explanation and with no related projects. Readers learn what levers do, but not why or how they work. Gravity is discussed, but the accompanying experiment neither explains nor enlightens further. Clear, full-color photos of kids add appeal; the books have attractive layouts. Nevertheless, Force (Watts, 1986; o.p.) by Laithwaite and Ardley's Science Book of Color (HBJ, 1991) are among the many better choices. --Steven Engelfried, Pleasanton Library, CA

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Science Experiments Series
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 10.91(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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