Science of Race Cars: Studying Forces and Motion

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In this engaging title, young readers learn about the moving form of energy that is motion! The relationship of mass and acceleration is explained, as are the forces of downforce, updraft, friction, inertia, centripetal force, and the role of aerodynamics in managing these forces. These properties are illustrated by the running of car races. Colorful infographics make internal combustion, mass and acceleration, and centripetal force easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as Junior Johnson and Sir Isaac Newton are featured. A fun experiment with friction brings the science of motion 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, JNF051140, 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 9781624039638, 9781680771213
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 629.228
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180183
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.