This new title from Nomad Press will not have any effect on our gravity, but the engaging format is sure to raise one’s fascination with this natural phenomenon we take for granted.
Five chapters set the stage:
- GETTING TO KNOW GRAVITY
- GRAVITY BASICS: MATTER AND MASS
- DISCOVERING GRAVITY
- GRAVITY IN SPACE
- PUTTING GRAVITY TO WORK–AND PLAY!
Each chapter begins with an essential question and readers are encouraged to use a science journal as a record of their learning. Unfamiliar words are not only included in the back page glossary but also on the specific page where the topic is discussed. A great time saver. You can even create a Mad Lib with the glossary words which will provide lots of laughs.
There are also QR codes with links to online resources and videos. Another plus are the more than 20 STEAM activities with fun and informative results. Easy directions lead you to designing a cantilever, testing centrifugal force, or designing a gravity mobile and that’s just a sampling of what to expect.
Illustrations and photographs provide the perfect balance to the text. Teachers will appreciate the downloadable Classroom Guide.
Geared toward middle graders, GRAVITY, is a perfect choice for a unit of science whether it be in the classroom or at home. Highly recommended!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cindy Blobaum is the author of Explore Night Science! for Nomad Press, as well as Geology Rocks and Insectigations. She is a contributor to Highlights, Hopscotch for Girls, and Plays magazines and has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature organizations throughout the United States. Cindy lives in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Sounds really good, thanks for sharing