Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects by Cindy Blobaum


Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects by Cindy Blobaum

How can something that grounds us and keeps us here on this earth be so invisible and mysterious? We're not talking about anything abstract and undetectable. We're talking about GRAVITY! Gravity is a force that affects everyone and everything. Gravity is something we can easily understand, even kids, especially if they have the right tools to teach them. Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects will introduce kids ages 6-9 to the basics of gravity, including concepts of matter, attraction, and gravitational pull. Projects include creating a working model of a scale to learn what weight really means and how it's affected by gravity. By playing with various weights to make a marvelous mobile, readers learn about the center of balance and how martial artists use this knowledge to throw their weight around. All the projects in this book are easy to follow, require little adult supervision, and use commonly found household products, many from the recycling box! The fun facts, trivia, jokes, comics, and hands-on activities will help kids discover the captivating science of gravity. Furthermore, the informational text and hands-on activities will excite kids about STEM, the interrelated fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.


Praise for Explore Gravity! with 25 Great Projects Children's Literature 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... Explore Gravity! is 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. Marla Conn, MS. ed., educational consultant The great flow of ideas and activities incorporate the cross-curriculum subject areas of STEM, offering many opportunities for teachers and parents to expand and do more. Other Titles by Cindy Blobaum Explore Night Science! with 25 Great Projects School Library Journal Six chapters cover the when and why of night. Information on what happens at night, nocturnal animal adaptations, and fun facts will keep kids interested. This one will be worth staying up past bedtime for. Parents & Teachers (US.Kids Magazine) Explore Night Science! is a great introduction to the investigative process, teaching little scientists how to attract night insects, imitate night sounds, build a stardust trap, and more! Geology Rocks!: 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth School Library Journal The text is witty yet conveys much factual material ... readers will find much of interest here.

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. 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!, and Explore Electricity!. He lives in Hartland, Vermont.

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96 pages


Cindy Blobaum
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Publication date

1st November 2013



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