Light in the Real World
Light is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of light to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a light switch to the sun. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of light, including Pythagoras, Christian Huygens, James Clerk Maxwell, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Edison. Major concepts covered include visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, color, solar energy, optics, lasers, and the speed of light. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF051140, JNF051110, JNF051120|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||48|
|ISBN||9781617837418, 9781617837913, 9781624010453|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.0|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||157607|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
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Science in the Real World - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Finely tuned to the needs and methods of a CCSS-based curriculum, these explanations of some aspect of the physical world intersperse a main text with recaps and review or study questions every few pages. The narratives are divided into easily manageable sections, and the clean design incorporates informative, crisply reproduced, captioned photos; reproductions; diagrams; and graphics. Sidebars often include short but substantial passages from primary-source documents with the requisite analytical glosses and questions to test comprehension. The volume on the history and uses (in and outside the lab) of the scientific method are particularly valuable.