Explore Forces and Motion!

Explore Forces and Motion! : With 25 Great Projects

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Everything moves! Kids run around the playground, cars drive on the road, and balls fly through the air. What causes all this motion? Physics! Forces and motion rule the way everything moves through space. In Explore Forces and Motion! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 through 10 discover that the push and pull of every object on the planet and in space depends on how a force acts upon it. Things float because of a force called buoyancy, we stick to the ground because of a force called gravity, and we make footprints in sand because of a force called pressure. Physics becomes accessible and interactive through activities such as a experimenting with a water cup drop, building a bridge, and spotting magnetic field lines. Simple machines such as levers, pulleys, and wedges are used as vehicles for discovery and comprehension of the foundational concepts of physical science. Using a theme familiar to everyone--motion--this book captures the imagination and encourages young readers to push, pull, twist, turn, and spin their way to learning about forces and motion.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 204 x 254 x 2.54mm | 213g
  • VT, United States
  • English
  • Color illustrations throughout, charts throughout, tables throughout
  • 1619303558
  • 9781619303553
  • 1,298,497

Table of contents

Introduction: Let's Explore Forces and Motion Chapter One: Fantastic Forces Chapter Two: Glorious Gravity Chapter Three: Laws of Motion Chapter Four: Mighty Magnetism Chapter Five: Sink or Float Chapter Six: Let's Work it Out Glossary Resources Index
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Praise for Explore Forces and Motion! With 25 Great Projects School Library Connection "Looking for ways to introduce, reinforce, and build on abstract physics concepts for young children? The author manages to make physics concepts simple in a light, accessible tone that will keep readers engaged. This very colorful text includes a timeline (not often seen in a book on physics), glossary, resources, essential questions, QR codes, primary source icons, and more. The real strength is the suggested projects that are simple to conduct yet essential in understanding concepts such as force, buoyancy, and magnetism... An excellent addition to a classroom textbook to reinforce and demonstrate concepts. Librarians will love the focus on primary sources and scientific process." National Science Teachers Association RECOMMENDS "Physics is fun with this colorful and informative book for students ages 7--10... The color and design graphics are bright and capture the interest of the reader... This book would be a great addition to the classroom library." Gordon P. Ramsey, Professor of Physics, Loyola University Chicago, Vice President, American Association of Physics Teachers "The thought-provoking exercises are very good and cause the students to think more deeply about the concepts..." Praise for other books in the Explore Your World! series: Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects Library Media Connections "... This is an attractive presentation, easy to navigate, that encourages young readers to learn through text and experimentation." Recommended Booklist "... This should provide inspiration and insights into scientific exploration for students, teachers, and budding mad scientists." National Science Teachers Association Recommends "... Twenty--five easy to do investigations, easy to find materials, and excellent explanations will help any teacher to make the study of matter more exciting for classes filled with eager students... a must--have for any teacher's personal library!" Explore Rocks and Minerals! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments Booklist "This offering from the Explore Your World series introduces budding geologists to basic information about rocks and minerals... Appended with the usual back matter, this makes a good choice for classroom science units." Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects Children's Literature "Fun and simple projects, plus detailed overviews of scientific ideas, serve to inspire a sense of curiosity and interest in experimentation while offering guided lessons on a basic physics concept... a valuable resource for students exploring the physical sciences." National Science Teachers Association "Are you looking for projects about gravity that are equally interactive as well as instructive? Explore Gravity! is sure to be one of the more popular science books in your class."
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About Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer Swanson is an award-winning author of more than 20 nonfiction and fiction books for children. Her books in the How Things Work series by The Child's World were named to the 2012 Booklist's Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. She has received awards from the Pennsylvania TriState Young Adult Review Committee, The Moms Choice Awards, and The Dove Foundation. Jennifer has a B.S. in chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy and her M.S. Ed. (K-8) in science from Walden University. She lives in Jacksonville, FL. Bryan Stone is a cartoonist and the illustrator of several books for Nomad Press including Explore Night Science!, Explore Flight!, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore Electricity!, and most recently Explore Honey Bees!. He lives in West Fairlee, VT.
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