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From violent hurricanes and electric storms to baking sunshine and torrential rain, discover the power and beauty of the weather.
Offering a unique introduction to nature through powerful visuals, the Eye Wonder reference series was developed for children ready for first books about the natural world. Full-color photography is paired with clearly written text to build a foundation for advanced exploration, helping show children a stunning new view of the world.
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Grade 4-7-These books move beyond basic introductory texts and provide questions as well as answers to some of the complex aspects of each of these topics. An explanation of a concept is followed by at least one simple experiment or demonstration (usually no more than four or five steps). Needed supplies (inexpensive household objects) are noted in a boxed sidebar with a description of what principles are at work. Photographs illustrate each step. In the first book, Farndon defines color; points out that ours is a three-color world; and discusses mixing, changing, contrasting, and shimmering colors. Activities include how to make a spectrum, how to mix colored light, and how to create a color wheel. In the next book, the author turns his attention to electricity, discussing charges, circuits, conductors, and insulators. Activities include creating a Xerox effect and making an electroscope. The last book looks at the role of the Sun, winds and how they blow, tornadoes and hurricanes, clouds and humidity, and rain and storms. How-to experiments include making a sundial, a mobile, a vortex, and a wet and dry hygrometer. Good resources for reports and for those who want to know how and why things work.
Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC
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Reviewed with John Farndon's Color.
Gr. 3-6. Each book in the Science Experiments series presents basic information and simple experiments. Color discusses the spectrum and colored light as well as the primary colors of pigment, mixing colors, and color blindness. Activities include creating a spectrum using a bottle of water and a piece of black cardboard, and making a color wheel. In Weather, readers will learn about sunlight, winds, clouds, and storms as well as making a weather vane and a rain gauge. The scientific information is rather scanty compared with similar books at this grade level, but the clearly illustrated, step-by-step directions for the science activities will make this a useful addition to many libraries. Check the Series Roundup for volumes on electricity, light, sound, and water. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description DK Children, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110756603242
Book Description DK Children, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0756603242