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    DescriptionIsaac Newton was as strange as he was intelligent. In a few short years, he made astounding discoveries in physics, astronomy, optics, and mathematics-- yet never told a soul. Though isolated, snobbish, and jealous, he almost single-handedly changed the course of scientific advancement and ushered in the Enlightenment. Newton invented the refracting telescope, explained the motion of planets and comets, discovered the multicolored nature of light, and created an entirely new field of mathematical understanding: calculus. The world might have been a very different place had Netwon's theories and observations not been coaxed out of him by his colleagues. Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids paints a rich portrait of this brilliant and complex man, including 21 hands-on projects that explore the scientific concepts Newton developed and the times in which he lived. Readers will build a simple waterwheel, create a 17thcentury plague mask, track the phases of the moon, and test Newton's Three Laws of Motion using coins, a skateboard, and a model boat they construct themselves. The text includes a time line, online resources, and reading list for further study. And through it all, readers will learn how the son of a Woolsthorpe sheep farmer grew to become the most influential physicist in history.

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    Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids
    His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kerrie Logan Hollihan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781556527784
    ISBN 10: 1556527780

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC subject category V2: YNT
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    DC22: B
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    B&T General Subject: 216
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Book Type: JN
    DC22: 530.092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22860
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007090, JNF007000
    Ingram Subject Code: CJSE
    Libri: I-CJSE
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    B&T Approval Code: X01525000
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF051140
    B&T Approval Code: X01530000
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF051110
    B&T Approval Code: X01710000
    LC classification: QC16.N7 H586 2009
    Thema V1.0: YNM, YPMP5, YNT, YNTD
    Illustrations note
    80 b/w photos & illus
    Chicago Review Press
    Imprint name
    Chicago Review Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Kerrie Logan Hollihan has written for "Boy's Life" magazine.
    Review quote
    "Hollihan introduces readers to the scientific brilliance, as well as the social isolation, of this giant figure, blending a readable narrative with an attractive format that incorporates maps, diagrams, historical photographs, and physics activities." -- Booklist "Written for children, this book is also a great resource for teachers and parents." -- Connect "Sanitized, sculpted, and politically correct stories of human luminaries are typically fed to schoolchildren. Author Kerrie Logan Hollihan, however, offers middle-grade readers a refreshing and comprehensive look at the man touted as the greatest scientist who ever lived." --BookLoons