The Missing Cuckoo Clock
A Mystery about Gravity
From the Series Summer Camp Science Mysteries
There’s a new kid at Camp Dakota! It’s Megan’s first year, and all she can think about is riding horses. But gravity seems to be getting in the way of all the campers’ fun, from the stables to the beach. Then the big cuckoo clock in the main cabin goes missing. Who would take a cuckoo clock? Can the campers use the weighty facts they’ve learned to solve the mystery of where it went—and why?
Look in the back of the book for experiments and more to help you become a science detective too!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.5|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|Dimensions||6 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||156543|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, Experiments, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
“Learning about gravity gets a lift from the colorful art and engaging story, and students may even be inspired to try experiments in the back matter.” —Booklist
“Specific scientific principles are explained in succinct, easy to understand language at the end of each episode….These will have particular interest to libraries looking to supplement their STEM collections with well-done graphic novels.” —BayViews
Predominantly instructional, but light enough not to sink beneath the weight of its purpose." —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Lynda Beauregard
Lynda Beauregard wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn't stopped writing since. She also likes to teach kids how to swim, design websites, direct racecars out onto the track, and throw super balls for her cat, Becca. She lives near Detroit with her two lovely daughters, who are doing their best to turn her hair grey.
Illustrator: Der-shing Helmer
Der-shing Helmer is a high school biology teacher who originally went to college to learn about reptiles. After she graduated she decided to try teaching instead. In her spare time she likes to write and draw comics and read a variety of books!
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!
Summer Camp Science Mysteries
Camp Dakota sure is full of mysteries. A group of friends at summer camp use science concepts to solve a mystery in each of these full-color graphic novels. The stories illustrate problem-solving thought processes and integrate third- through fifth-grade science concepts, while sidebar… View available downloads →