Reviews for Electricity

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
Each volume's double-page spreads cover facts about the physical sciences or astronomy. Step-by-step instructions for activities (most using everyday household materials) and photographs of children engaged in science projects support the main texts. Although many of the experiments are accompanied by good guiding questions, it's not always clear what concept is the project's focus. Websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Real Scientist Investigates titles: Electricity, Forces, Light, Materials, Sound, and Space.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 October
All of these titles provide extremely simplistic information, there is not enough depth for anything but the most rudimentary facts and is certainly not adequate for research. The experiments would not be of interest to the targeted age group. A far better experiment book is Kitchen Science by Shar Levine (Sterling Children's Books, 2003) for primary experiments using everyday materials. Glossary. Index. Kim M. Belknap, Librarian, Penn London Elementary School, West Grove, Pennsylvania. ADDITIONAL SELECTION ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 April

Gr 3-5--Solid scientific material is presented in accessible language and a visually engaging, boldly colored layout. Budding scientists are encouraged to hone their skills by recording observations, making predictions, and analyzing results. Hands-on activities are included on almost every spread, indicated by a "science box" that lists materials needed as well as visual and textual instructions. The many color photos feature diverse children demonstrating the activities. This enticing series is sure to make "real" scientists out of its readers.

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