What Floats? What Sinks?

A Look at Density

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

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

A rock sinks in the water. A hot air balloon floats in the air. Many objects float and sink. But what makes them move this way? And how do people use floating and sinking in their lives? 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!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-6055-1
$8.99 $8.99
978-0-7613-6296-8
$42.65 $31.99
978-0-7613-8196-9
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-5124-6514-3
$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 3.2
BISACS JNF051140
Dewey 532'.25
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.5 x 10.25
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level M
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Filled with large, engaging photos, each book is divided into subtopics that contain definitions, explanations, and several examples of the physical science principle. The end of each volume includes directions for completing an activity that illustrates the concept and prompts further thinking. Though content is slight, these books could serve as adequate introductions to their respective subjects.” —The Horn Book Guide

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

Library Media Connection

“This series would be a welcome addition to school libraries’ science section as well as elementary science classrooms. Recommended.” —Library Media Connection

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 →