Forces Make Things Move: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science
Kimberly Bradley & Paul Meisel
HarperTrophy, 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
orces Make Things Move
is one of a
(Stage 2) series. Kimberly Bradley uses familiar examples (and touches of humor) to explain how forces '
get things moving
' and '
make things stop
', while Paul Meisel's bright illustrations show kids in motion - playing with toys, at a playground, and engaged in all kinds of athletic activities.
radley explains in simple terms what force is, the impact of weight on the force needed to move things, equal and opposite forces, friction, gravity in general, and the Earth's gravity. Her examples implicitly suggest experiments that kids can try on their own, and there is also a detailed explanation of how to do a controlled friction experiment at the back of the book.
xplore science with kids - at home or at school - through this engaging
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