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Summary: This book explores gravity and features 25 hands-on activities that will engage young readers. There are connections made with toys, sports, and everyday items like scales, elevators and water towers that explore this power force that is an important part of our daily lives. This is a nonfiction actiivty book for elementary students and preteens.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, independent reading, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 9; read yourself: 12 and Up
Interest Level: 6 to 10
Reading Level: 7.1
Age of Child: A class of fourth-grade students.
Young Reader Reaction: A teacher used this with her class and it worked fairly well.
Adult Reader Reaction: The text was easy to follow, the content was good and projects were very interesting. The topic is well researched and the projects well thought out.
Pros: Good content and great activities will engage kids in learning about gravity.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. If you are a parent, home schooler, or classroom teacher you’ll find many uses for this handy book. This may come in handy when you want something to do on a rainy day.
Educational Themes: This is hands-on learning for understanding the concept and principles of gravity.
Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online reviews can be found at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.