Motion, Magnets and More by Adrienne Mason

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Where do the bubbles come from in a piece of cake? Why do triangles make a structure stronger? And how come magnets don't stick to the wall? This colorful and straightforward introduction to the physical sciences gives young readers an easy-to-understand overview of such concepts as materials, forces, structures, solids, liquids and gases. Explanations are accompanied by simple, fun activities, including building a structure out of dried spaghetti and inflating a balloon with a gas made by combining vinegar and baking soda. Parents and teachers will find more explanations, activity ideas and a helpful glossary in the back.

About Adrienne Mason

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Adrienne Mason is an educator and author whose books include Owls, Snakes, Move It! and Touch It! She lives in Tofino, British Columbia. Margot Thompson is an illustrator of children's books including the award-winning Tree of Life, Sea Monsters, Make a Change: Shapes, and Make a Change: Opposites. She also works as a designer at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
Published August 1, 2011 by Kids Can Press. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Short sentences, simple vocabulary and only a few paragraphs per page make this accessible for even the youngest of science explorers, while the 19 activities scattered throughout will deepen their understanding and hold their focus.

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City Book Review

(But only with mom and dad’s help, of course!) Science is a field of wonders, the primary tool we have to understand the world around us, and Motion, Magnets and More is a terrific tool to keep kids interested.

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Portland Book Review

Through four sections energetically entitled, “Touch It!” “Build It!”, “Change It!” and “Move It!” Adrienne Mason covers a surprisingly wide number of concepts including: mass, states of matter and how they change, magnetism, direction and force, friction, gravity and strong shapes.

Jun 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Motion, Magnets and More

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