Science of Color: Investigating Light

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In this engaging title, young readers learn how visible light is the key to color! Discover how light begins with the sun and travels to Earth on electromagnetic waves, how white light actually holds the whole color spectrum, and how the eye perceives color. These properties are illustrated by the mixing of paints and pixels. Colorful infographics make the electromagnetic spectrum, wavelength, and eye anatomy easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as Sir Isaac Newton and Russell Kirsch are featured. A fun experiment with light and water brings the science of color to life! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF051110, JNF013020, JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science & Technology
Copyright 2016
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2015-12-15
ISBN 9781624039607, 9781680771183
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 535.6
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 690
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180180
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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.