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