Things That Float and Things That Don't

By ADLER, David A.

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ISBN
978-0-8234-2862-5
Publisher
Holiday House


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2013  |  Nonfiction

K-Gr 2—This introduction to density offers new vocabulary in bold font, delightful soft-hued illustrations, and clearly focused content on flotation. The strong examples provide extension activities that can be done at home or in the classroom. The images enhance the concept as readers meet a boy, a ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2013

Adler expertly teaches the concept of density, moving beyond the classic floating and sinking experiments to a carefully constructed lesson that helps young thinkers appreciate both scientific explanations and practices. The treatment of density is masterful: Adler introduces the fundamental physical relationship with terms familiar to readers (weight relative to size), then g...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

David A. Adler’s direct, accessible text uses an engaging, hands-on approach: almost immediately readers are encouraged to fill their sinks, find things around the house “that won’t be damaged by water,” and guess which will float before putting them to the test. Activities throughout—using common objects such as aluminum foil and water—bring the explained concepts to life. As ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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