Step-by-Step Experiments with Simple Machines
From the Set Step-By-Step Experiments
Explains what simple machines are and what they do; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different simple machine concepts.
- Study Simple Machines!
- Seven Science Steps
- Splitting Soap
- Up We Go!
- Easy Does It
- Touch of a Finger
- Books and Web Sites
- About the Author
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||J|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Step-By-Step Experiments from Library Media Connection on October 1, 2012
Elementary students will enjoy this series as it is packed with fun and easy experiments. Each volume introduces a seven step scientific method: research, question, guess, gather, experiment, review, and conclusion. Students can then engage the method through four easy-to-complete science experiments. Each experiment provides clear, simple directions and guides the student’s inquiry and observation. This series does an outstanding job of preparing students for more advanced experimental projects. The combination of photographs and drawings is both appealing and useful. Teachers will use this series in the classroom, but it is well-suited to independent use as well. Glossary. Index.
A noteworthy review of Step-By-Step Experiments from Children's Bookwatch on May 1, 2012
A premier publisher of non-fiction ‘books in series’ specifically designed for school libraries and classrooms, one of the newest twelve volume sets and enthusiastically recommended is The Child’s World series ‘Step-By-Step Experiments’ and provides young readers in grads 1 through 4 with simple but effective introductions to the scientific process. A specific volume addresses electricity, insects, life cycles, light and vision, magnets, matter, plants, simple machines, soils, sound, taste and digestion, and the water cycle. Each individual 32-page book includes a profusion of colorful photography and instructive illustrations perfectly coordinated with an informative and ‘student friendly’ text. Each book comes with a reinforced library binding and is enhanced with the inclusion of a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research (including thematically relevant web sites), and a comprehensive index. Although each individual titles is available separately ($28.50 List / $19.95 Library), school and community libraries are well advised to achieve a significant cost savings by obtaining the twelve volume ‘Step-By-Step Experiments’ set (9781609734798) in its entirety ($342.00 List / $239.40 Library). Incidentally, ‘Step-By-Step Experiments’ is ideal as a home schooling curriculum supplement!
Author: Gina Hagler
Illustrator: Bob Ostrom
Bob Ostrom has been illustrating children's books for nearly twenty years. A graduate of the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Bob has worked for such companies as Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Melissa and three children, Will, Charlie, and Mae.