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Forces Make Things Move: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science    by Kimberly Bradley & Paul Meisel order for
Forces Make Things Move
by Kimberly Bradley
Order:  USA  Can
HarperTrophy, 2005 (2005)
Hardcover, Softcover

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* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Forces Make Things Move is one of a Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science (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.

Bradley 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.

Explore science with kids - at home or at school - through this engaging Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series.

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