Science of Roller Coasters: Understanding Energy

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In this engaging title, young readers learn about different forms of energy! Different forms of energy such a potential and kinetic are explained, as are gravity, acceleration, velocity, g-forces, and centripetal force. These properties are illustrated by the design and operation of roller coasters. Colorful infographics make joules and shifting energy easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as LaMarcus Thompson are featured. A fun experiment with potential and kinetic energy brings the science of energy 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, JNF051090, 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 9781624039645, 9781680771220
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 791.06
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180184
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.