Quiet vs. Loud
From the Set Science Showdowns
Illustrates the differences between quiet and loud. Explains what makes a sound quiet or loud and how they affect everyday life. Colorful photographs and diagrams help illustrate each science concept. A chart compares the concepts head-to-head to help solidify readers' grasp of the material. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
- What Is Sound?
- What Is a Sound Wave?
- How Is Sound Measured?
- Quiet vs. Loud Chart
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
A noteworthy review of Science Showdowns from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021
Written to introduce basic science concepts through comparing and contrasting, each book in this series features a pair of opposites, such as light and dark or renewable and nonrenewable energy. Large, clear photos support the text and have labels to reinforce important details. There are also diagrams showing such things as life cycles, sound waves, or the arrangement of particles in different states of matter. Glossary terms are in color to draw attention on the page. Each book ends with a chart contrasting the opposites, along with the URL for the publisher’s website to access a list of links for further information. The text is a bit long for primary grades but could be used by teachers to introduce a topic or read independently by older students. VERDICT The broad range of subjects makes this a versatile set for classroom use.
Author: Janet Slingerland
Janet Slingerland is a writer, a scout leader, and an engineer. She loves books, science, and books about science. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.