MS series NF – Science Adventures


Spilsbury, Richard and Louise. Science Adventures. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2016. $21.95 ea. 30p. Gr. 5-8.

The Cave of Shadows: Explore Lights and Use Science to Survive. 978-1-62588-147-9.

Crushed! Explore Forces and Use Science to Survive. 978-1-62588-145-8.

A Cry in the Dark: Explore Sound and Use Science to Survive. 978-1-62588-144-1.

Escape the Volcano: Explore Materials and Use Science to Survive. 978-1-62588-146-5.

Shipwrecked: Explore Floating and Sinking and Use Science to Survive. 978-1-62588-149-6.

Sparks, Shocks, and Secrets: Explore Electricity and Use Science to Survive. 978-1-62588-148-9.

Science Adventures explores various scientific topics through the adventures of Jess, Ben, Amelie, and Zac.  Each book in the series focuses on a different science area: light, force, sound, materials, buoyancy, and electricity.  As the story of the four friends unfolds, “Prove It!” sections appear for readers to complete experiments and figure out the hypothesis for themselves.  Additional pop-outs, “What Do You Think” and “Why It Works” sections add to reader-text interactions.  Each text ends with a quiz about the topic, a “Find Out More” section for further exploration, a glossary, and an index.  THOUGHTS:  This is a great series for young scientists and independent science experimentation (perhaps science fair projects or starters for projects).

Science; Science Experiments      Erin Parkinson, Lincoln JSHS, Ellwood City

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