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Hands-On Science: Motion

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A great tool for anyone teaching about motion in science. Perfect for classrooms, home, and library collections.

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Hands on Science: Motion by Lola M. Schaefer is a great resource for teaching kids about the basics of physics and motion. The book asks for readers to interact with it, having them pretend to touch and move objects on the page. I read this as an ebook but couldn’t help but think about how much more exciting this book would be for young readers if the physical copy actually had moveable parts in it. Scahaefer gives readers simple and clear definitions of gravity, force, and friction so that even my three year old daughter was able to understand the basic concepts. I plan on taking the experiments from the book and creating actual stats for my toddler to play with so she can spend more time with the concepts.

Santiago’s illustrations do a great job of conveying movement and changes in the objects discussed and experimented with so even readers who are unable to do physical experiments will still be able to grasp what kinds of motion is happening in each experiment. Not only did we thoroughly enjoy this book and plan to buy a physical copy, but we will also be adding Schaefer’s other books in the series, Matter and Geology, to our shelves.

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As a science teacher, I’m a little partial to this book. It was a cute way to intro scientific concepts to a younger audience.

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We LOVED this book. It was such a great introduction to force: push/pull, objects in motion, etc. We always enjoy interactive books.

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Hands-On Science: Motion
by Lola M. Schaefer is a great book that starts kids out learning not just motion but the scientific method. The hands-on part is key. We want more!

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Thank you, Charlesbridge, for the advance reading copy.

The book is so much fun to read! The book itself is the most fun activity as you will find yourself learning while reading turning the book upside down and such (you will know when and how to when you start reading it with the kids!) as the book explains well about friction and motion in the most basic ways kids this age group will know.

The illustrations say it all!

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I love the book! It is a great way for kids to understand motion. I didn’t feel the effect from it being an e-book but I think this is better and meant to be a physical copy experience.

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This is a cute and simple little book that would be great to read with young children who are eager to learn about things they can see - if things fall down or not (if they are stuck to something or not), if they slide down a ramp quickly or slowly, etc. The text is simple and short enough that it will keep a young child's attention.

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I really enjoyed the interactive nature of this book, and the illustrations were colorful. This would be perfect for a Common Core Kindergarten science unit on forces of nature, and studying "push" and "pull". I highly enjoyed Lola Schaefer's geology book that was also interactive, and will be purchasing these for my library.

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I can't help but be excited about this gem. Lola M. Schaefer's clever approach to making science engaging is remarkable. Kids will love poking whipped cream in the illustrations, tilting the book to roll a ball down a ramp, and testing friction with beanbags. This isn't your typical scientific read; it's fun, educational, and brilliantly interactive. I'm thrilled to add "Hands-on Science: Motion" to my library collection and can't wait to see young readers predicting and experimenting with it. Thanks, NetGalley and the publisher, for the opportunity to review this advanced review copy (ARC) in exchange for my honest review on the book

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I will be purchasing this book for my library's collection and incorporating it into my STEM story time. I'm excited to see what other titles are planned for this series.

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This is an excellent book! The illustrations were well done, the writing engaging and the idea adorable. It is interactive and fun as well as being educational. It's clearly a science book for children, but it doesn't feel overtly scientific.

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Hands-On Science: Motion by Lola M. Schaefer

From an easy perspective with illustration to introduce what motion is to children. The book includes various daily experiments that parents and children can do at home, Through the experiment, it explains what force, gravity and friction are.

With the explanation and illustration there, this book can definitely raise the interest of science for kids.

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