Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science books help satisfy a young child's curiosity about the world books. Each book in the series introduces basic science concepts and builds on them using a step-by-step method, based on theories about how young children should learn best.
Stage 1 books explain simple and easibly observable science concepts to preschool and kindergarten-age children.
Stage 2 books explore more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and include hands-on activities that children can do themselves.Did you know that moonlight is really sunlight? The moon can't make its own light, so it receives light from the sun and then sends it to us here on the Earth.
Any child who's ever wondered about the fascinating properties of light will want to read this classic science title. Readers will even learn how fast light can travel: from the moon to the Earth in less than three seconds! Veteran science author Franklyn M. Branley's lively text and Stacey Schuett's new illustrations combine fun facts and hands-on activities in this accessible introduction to the science of light.
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Franklyn M. Branley was Astronomer Emeritus and Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. In 1960 he originated the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, dedicated to explaining science to young children and encouraging them to explore their world. Dr. Branley wrote over 150 science books for children.From Kirkus Reviews:
For this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science entry, originally published in 1975, Schuett brings an artistic spirit to Branley's facts about the origins of light: A child perched in a treehouse discovers light from a luminous jar of fireflies; candles on a birthday cake illustrate the concept of light coming from sources that are hot. Within a text that is somewhat repetitive, Branley offers elementary explanation of properties of light: reflective light, speed of light, and what happens inside an electric light bulb. Sunlight, candlelight, flashlight, campfire, lanterns, and stars are discussed. The mention of simple experiments, e.g., placing a white plate in a dark room, provides hands-on opportunities for very young learners. A snug atmosphere and palette are reminiscent of some scenes in Schuett's own Somewhere in the World Right Now (1996, not reviewed). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060272953