The Physics of Fun
Science You Need! Three-Title Book Bundle
No matter what school looks like this year, middle schoolers need to learn about the foundational sciences. Try these hands-on books that make diving into physics, chemistry, and biology a blast for kids 12 to 15! Titles include: Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest$35.95
Physical Science for Kids
In Energy: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover different forms of energy, including heat, light, and chemical energy, that keep the world working and moving. Children are introduced to physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples of real-world connections.$9.95 - $19.95
With 25 Science Activities for Kids
You might not think you’re using a simple machine when you zip up your coat, but it’s true! Simple Machines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 7 to 10 to the six simple machines recognized as crucial to human civilization: planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels and axles. Hands-on science projects, essential$14.95 - $19.95
With 25 Science Projects for Kids
How does a car move from one place to another? How do cranes lift such heavy objects? From ancient times to now, engines have powered people’s lives. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites readers ages 7 to 10 to explore engines and deepen their understanding of the history of engines, what makes them$14.95 - $19.95
Praise for Chemistry by Carla Mooney
National Science Teachers Association
“Chemistry is a short but sweet book that packs a powerful punch of learning about matter on every page. . . . What was really magical about the book is the interconnection from one topic to another! Chemistry is a very readable, motivating, and highly interactive resource designed to promote a love of learning about the world of matter for any middle school student.”
For educators! Download a packet of essential questions, mentor texts, and Common Core State Standards to use in classrooms and libraries.Classroom Guide
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Detailed Book Description
Why are you able to jump higher from a trampoline than from the ground? What forces are at work when you do an ollie on a skateboard?
The answer is: physics! In The Physics of Fun, kids ages 12 to 15 explore the science behind awesome activities that kids love. From Newton’s laws of motion to the behavior of electrons, the science of physics is an integral part of any amusement park, play center, video arcade, or home gaming center.
Links to online media, discussion questions, and career connections offer middle schoolers the chance to do some real, hands-on science around fun activities they already enjoy!
Try these STEM activities!
- Use a skateboard to demonstrate inertia
- Investigate the transfer and conservation of energy on a trampoline
- Build a guitar to explore sound waves
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The World Runs on Science
Forces of Skateboarding
Motion and Energy of Snowboarding
Spring of a Trampoline
Form a Band: Waves of Sound and Light
Video Game Sparks: Electricity