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Tops: Building and Experimenting with Spinning Toys

Tops: Building and Experimenting with Spinning Toys

by Bernie Zubrowski, Roy Doty (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-- The main purpose of this book is to promote fun--the enjoyment of constructing toys and then experimenting with them. Directions are given for building these toys in such a way that one characteristic of them can be changed, allowing experimenters to compare the behavior of two objects. As well as learning some physics about rotating bodies and optics, students will find ideas for science research investigations. Construction materials may be found in the home or purchased from hardware or craft shops. Directions and diagrams for assembly are clear, although using a knife to make a hole in wood seems more difficult than using a drill. Some activities requiring adult supervision and/or safety glasses are clearly noted. Books for this age group seldom have experiments this well designed with care for scientific rigor. Public and school libraries needing materials on science experiments, recreation, or handicrafts will want to make this book a first purchase. --Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, Va. Junior High Up

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HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
A Boston Children's Museum Activity Book
Edition description:
Morrow Eagle library ed
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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