States of Matter Investigations
From the Series Key Questions in Physical Science (Alternator Books ® )
You’ve probably noticed that when water gets really cold, it freezes. And you’ve probably seen steam coming from a pot of boiling water. But do you know why that happens? Do you know how wood burns or what’s inside a fire extinguisher? When scientists have questions like these, they conduct experiments to find the answers. Through countless experiments, scientists have learned about different states of matter—solids, liquids, and gases—and what makes matter change from one state to another. Explore the fascinating discoveries scientists have made about the matter we use every day.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Science, STEM, STEM: Physical Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||6.3|
|BISACS||JNF051200, JNF051110, JNF051120|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|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 →