Motion, Magnets and More

Adrienne Mason
Claudia Dávila

Where do the bubbles come from in a piece of cake? Why do triangles make a structure stronger? And how come magnets don't stick to the wall? This colorful and straightforward introduction to the physical sciences gives young readers an easy-to-understand overview of such concepts as materials, forces, structures, solids, liquids and gases. Explanations are accompanied by simple, fun activities, including building a structure out of dried spaghetti and inflating a balloon with a gas made by combining vinegar and baking soda. Parents and teachers will find more explanations, activity ideas and a helpful glossary in the back.

978-1-55453-707-5 | Aug 1, 2011
List Price: USD $18.95, CAD $19.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 128 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 2 / Ages: 4 to 7

Awards & Reviews

“Gathering in one place the physical-science concepts typically presented to primary children, this is ideal for the youngest scientists and explorers, a worthy addition to school and library collections.”
— Kirkus Review, July 2011
“A great resource for primary-science teachers.”
— Booklist, December 2011
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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