Physics Investigate the Forces of Nature by Jane P. Gardner
  

Synopsis

Physics Investigate the Forces of Nature by Jane P. Gardner

Have you ever noticed that the physical world works in certain ways? Skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks. If you jump up as high as you can, you'll quickly fall back to the ground. Baseball players use gravity to bring the ball back down when they throw it. When you flip a switch, electricity powers your toaster. Rock bands use electricity to put on a show. The fascinating science of physics helps you understand why forces, motion, gravity, electricity, light, and sound work in predictable ways. Combining inquiry-based activities with physics topics, Physics: Investigate the Forces of Nature features graphic novel illustrations, fascinating sidebars, youtube links, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of physics and bring it to life. Projects include designing a skateboard park that maps the forces at work on the skateboarder and the skateboard, and creating a stage design for a rock band that places electric current where it is needed. Additional materials include a timeline, a list of current reference works, and Internet resources. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Reviews

Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature Publishers Weekly Part of the Inquire and Investigate series, this interactive introduction to physics aims to give readers a working understanding of such topics as motion, electricity, and magnetism, presented through comics-style panels, allusions, and experiments... Physics computations are kept to a minimum, with the focus instead on providing a general familiarity with overarching ideas and sparking interest through hands-on methods. Swon Libraries Recommends this an excellent choice for students interested in or studying physics in middle grade science. National Science Teachers Association Recommends ... The investigations will make 'physics come alive

...This book is a well--written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents. Daniel Michael, M.Ed., PMP, Manager, Learning Design and Development I really enjoyed the approach the book takes to introducing physics concepts to middle school students. The book is relational, engaging, and promotes scientific investigation. Marla Conn, Educational Consultant A+++! This title was very well thought out, with a great flow and sequence and amazing text features. With QR codes that are engaging and relevant, Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature offers real-world critical thinking and application. I love this title! Andy Marquis, High School Physics and Chemistry Teacher Both a valuable supplemental text for mid-level educators and a call to curiosity for kids who wonder where their interests intersect with the world of physics. Praise for Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound by Donna Latham School Library Journal This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight. ...an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music.

, but entertaining. Jane P. Gardner, with a degree in geology, uses her knowledge to put together an amazing tool for parents and educators to buy for their children. -- Kristina Nelson, Helium

About the Author

Jane P. Gardner has worked in publishing as a writer and editor of educational material for the K-12+ market for over a decade. With master's degrees in geology and education, Jane brings her unique combination of skills in science and education to each project. Jane lives in Melrose, MA. Sam Carbaugh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked with many colleges and companies to create informational comics and illustrations. Sam lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Format

Paperback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Jane P. Gardner
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Publication date

31st July 2014

ISBN

9781619302310


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