Sound and Light Waves Investigations

From the Series Key Questions in Physical Science (Alternator Books ® )

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Much of what you experience—from the things you see to the sounds you hear—travels to you in waves. But how do sound and light waves work? For thousands of years, scientists have been testing hypotheses about waves and learning from the results of observations and experiments. These tests ultimately lead to more questions: How can we see colors? Why can light travel in a vacuum while sound can’t? How does the pitch of a sound change as it gets closer to you? The answers are sometimes quite surprising! Find out how sound and light waves help us interact with the world around us.

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978-1-51244-004-1
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978-1-51244-959-4
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Alternator Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.6
BISACS JNF051000, JNF051110, JNF051120
Dewey 534
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Experiments, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney

Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http://latchanakenney.wordpress.com/.

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Key Questions in Physical Science (Alternator Books ® )

What kinds of questions did Edison, Tesla, and others ask before they made their big breakthroughs? This high-interest informational series helps readers learn about physical science topics through questions that model scientific inquiry. Clear text, photos, and diagrams cover core… View available downloads →