Synopses & Reviews
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 everyoneand#151;motionand#151;this book captures the imagination and encourages young readers to push, pull, twist, turn, and spin their way to learning about forces and motion.
Praise for other books in the Explore Your World!
Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects
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". . . This is an attractive presentation, easy to navigate, that encourages young readers to learn through text and experimentation." Recommended
". . . This should provide inspiration and insights into scientific exploration for students, teachers, and budding mad scientists.and#8221;
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
". . . Twentyand#150;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 mustand#150;have for any teacher's personal library!"
Explore Rocks and Minerals! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments
"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
"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."
About the Author
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 Childand#8217;s World were named to the 2012 Booklistand#8217;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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Letand#8217;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: Letand#8217;s Work it Out