Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down?

A Look at Friction

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A baseball player slides on the ground to tag a base. A toy car’s wheels rub against the floor and slow the toy car down. Friction is at work all around you. But what exactly is friction? And how does it affect different objects? Read this book to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series—part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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978-0-76136-057-5
$8.99 $8.99
978-0-76136-298-2
$42.65 $31.99
978-0-76138-198-3
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-51246-518-1
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
BISACS JNF051140
Dewey 531'.4
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level M
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Jellybean-bright backgrounds, large photographs, and brief texts will draw readers to this series. The use of questions and image choices help to make the topics relevant and interesting.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Jennifer Boothroyd

Jennifer Boothroyd taught elementary school for many years. She currently helps visitors explore the outdoors at a local nature center. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, and traveling. She is a huge Disney geek and loves planning trips to Walt Disney World for her friends and family.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

This informative series introduces young readers to basic physics concepts, from gravity and friction to floating and sinking. Bright photos and accessible text clarify each concept and bring curricular topics to life. View available downloads →