Forces & Magnets

Let's Investigate

From the Series Science Essentials

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

Why do racing cyclists crouch low over their handlebars to go faster? Why do you fall back down when you bounce on a trampoline? And why does the refrigerator door close as if it’s being pulled by something invisible? The answer is forces. Gravity, friction, gears, pulleys, levers, and magnets are all explored in this title. Readers will learn how trainee astronauts experience “zero gravity” on the aircraft known as the “vomit comet,” how air resistance protected the Curiosity rover during its landing on Mars, why magnets are used at recycling plants, and how trains powered by magnets may one day travel at thousands of miles per hour!

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2021
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051140, JNF051120, JNF057000
Dewey 531.6
Dimensions 8.25 x 11
Lexile 960
Guided Reading Level U
Features Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Experiments, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, and eSource

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.