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The Science of a Pair of Glasses
     

The Science of a Pair of Glasses

by Brian Williams
 
Do you know how eyeglasses can help improve your vision? Here's a hint: It's all about light and lenses! Discover how your eyes turn reflected light into images that your brain can understand. The Science of a Pair of Glasses brings the science of light into clear, sharp focus.

Overview

Do you know how eyeglasses can help improve your vision? Here's a hint: It's all about light and lenses! Discover how your eyes turn reflected light into images that your brain can understand. The Science of a Pair of Glasses brings the science of light into clear, sharp focus.

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Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
With over fifty per cent of our society wearing corrective lenses, young readers would benefit from reading this book that explains everything from how light enters eyes to the difference between convex and concave lenses. The beginning of the book explains vision including how the optic nerve works. In the middle section of the book, we explore farsightedness and nearsightedness and how eye doctors called Optometrists use a variety of machines to diagnose vision concerns. Be sure to check the glossary in the back because the vocabulary consists of words like strabismus and astigmatism. Next, learn about how contact lenses were developed and how they have changed from glass to plastic. Guess who designed the first pair? The book continues on to explain safety glasses and the need to wear them. The final section shows how vision problems can be corrected with laser surgery. It covers every aspect of eyes. Even though the terms and scientific explanations can be hard, the simple sentences, outstanding diagrams and photographs make this book an excellent tool for young people considering becoming an eye doctor or anyone who is just curious about eyes. Be alert for the purple boxes throughout the book to learn even more facts about vision and/or glasses. With the content's page in the front and the index in the back, young researchers have access to well-organized information at the tips of their fingers. This book is part of the "The Science of Light series." Reviewer: Julia Beiker
School Library Journal

Gr 2-5

This series cleverly draws kids in by using everyday objects such as a guitar to explain sound, hearing, decibels, pitch, and musical notation or a bicycle to outline physics concepts such as gravity, friction, and torque. Some history is included as well-for example, Glasses discusses Leonardo da Vinci's 1508 sketch of a design for contact lenses and Benjamin Franklin's invention of bifocals. Employing illustrations, colorful photographs, highlighted fact boxes, and bold-faced text, the books are eye-catching and compelling. Bread is particularly enjoyable as it describes the role of yeast and the chemical reactions that occur during baking, and introduces the digestive process. Great additions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433900440
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
The Science of... Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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