Science in Action

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Science is at work all around us! Find out how with the Science in Action series. Each title explores how a physical science concept impacts the world we live in. Full of real-world examples, frequent infographics, and stunning visuals, this engaging series helps make key science concepts accessible for young readers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Science in Action (6 titles)
Science of Color: Investigating Light 4.7
Science of Glaciers: How Temperature Works 4.7
Science of Music: Discovering Sound 4.9
Science of Race Cars: Studying Forces and Motion 4.8
Science of Roller Coasters: Understanding Energy 5.1
Science of Stars: Exploring Matter 4.4
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF051110, JNF013020, JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Music, Science & Technology
Copyright 2016
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2015-12-15
ISBN 9781624039591, 9781680771176
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 523-791
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Science in Action – School Library Connection

This very well done, highly engaging series discusses the scientific principles behind the various subjects and is liberally illustrated with both photographs and illustrations. All of the books feature experiments and recommended websites for additional information. Information is provided on such topics as the states of matter, famous scientists, and atoms in a conversational, not pedantic, tone. This series will be useful for both student research and for students with independent interest in these topics. A[n] engaging resource, especially for reluctant readers. . . . Recommended.

Science in Action - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Exploring the physics behind things and phenomena that will be familiar to younger students, Kenney ratchets up the level of specific detail. In Color the text doesn’t just explain exactly why the sky is blue but discusses the electromagnetic spectrum, photons, how the eye works, and even why mixed paints darken rather than lighten. The photos in each volume are interspersed with clear, easy-to-understand charts and diagrams. Each also features at least one profile of a prominent scientist of the past and instructions for an elementary hands-on demonstration. Excellent discussions of some of physics’ underlying principles, for serious younger students.