Sinking and Floating


An introduction to how and why different objects sink or float.

A brief introduction to how and why different objects sink or float.

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An introduction to how and why different objects sink or float.

A brief introduction to how and why different objects sink or float.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book, one of the series, "Simply Science," explains in fairly simple terms why objects either float or sink. It includes definitions of density and water displacement. The book also does a good job of explaining why some objects made of very dense materials, such a steel ships, are able to remain afloat. The book offers large print, easy to read text on bright white backgrounds. Most double page spreads include a full-page illustration, clearly labeled with an explanatory caption. Difficult to understand words are printed in bold face type and defined in a glossary. The book also includes a table of contents, an index, and a list of sources for more information. There is an Internet address for the publisher's web page that includes three links to other Internet sites, two of which are functional, grade appropriate, and interesting, and one which was not working on the day it was checked. Although this book covers a topic that is likely to also be dealt with in lower grade level science textbooks, it offers some additional information that would make it a worthwhile purchase for many libraries serving elementary students. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 10.
—Leslie Rounds
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-How Scientists Work is a clear, directly worded discussion of the scientific method. Odd non sequiturs and choppy text in Satellites distract from an otherwise workmanlike look at a fairly complex matter. Sinking also offers a scientifically sound introduction to a complicated subject. All three titles are attractively designed with usually clear and well-captioned, full-color photos and reproductions. End matter includes a glossary, a factoid, and a list for further reading with a Web crawler that is maintained by the publisher for accuracy and content. These books are adequate for libraries seeking to bolster and extend curriculum, but perhaps not first purchases for general interest.-Dona Ratterree, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756509750
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Simply Science Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 261,692
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

PWB Biography:
Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications. She writes about history, social studies, economics, popular culture, and science. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer. She lives and writes in Mankato, Minnesota.
CPB Biography:

Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications, including 10 books about Native American tribes. She writes about science, history, economics, social studies, and popular culture. One of her two cats usually sits near her computer as she works in Mankato, Minnesota. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer.

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Table of Contents

Watch and Wonder 5
On Top or Below? 6
More than Heavy 10
Because Air Is There 17
Getting Shipshape 22
Like Oil and Water 26
Glossary 30
Did You Know? 30
Want to Know More? 31
Index 32
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