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Things that float and things that don't

by Adler, David A.,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 23 Libraries 24 of 26 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Theme Collection TC NATURE
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Summary

Why is it that a piece of metal doesn't float but a huge ship made of steel does? Here are answers to questions about density and flotation.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In this engaging book on density, Adler explains the concept in terms a child can understand; he does so through straightforward text and basic density-related activities. The brief explanation that something's density is its weight relative to its size is useful, but the varied ways of demonstrating the concept are even better. A loosely crumpled ball of aluminum foil floats in water, but a tightly packed ball sinks because of its greater density. A lump of modeling clay sinks, but shaped into a boat that encloses air, the same clay floats. Other activities show how the density of water changes when it's frozen or made salty. The section on guessing which things float and which things don't is particularly fine, not only because it's challenging and fun but also because it leads kids to use elements of the scientific method without mentioning the term. Created with ink washes and drawings and assembled digitally, Raff's jaunty, imaginative illustrations feature two curious children and their dog playing around with objects and water. It's rare to find a picture book that uses simple hands-on activities so successfully, leading young children to a fuller understanding of a scientific concept.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Adler shows his customary skill for explicating mathematical concepts in this smart exploration of floatation and density. Several experiments allow for a hands-on approach: Adler suggests filling a sink with water and testing whether different objects float, as well as using modeling clay to demonstrate how shape is as important a factor as density. Raff's pastel palette and cheerful characters keep the mood light and pair well with Adler's explanations, which are clear without being dauntingly technical. Along with Lynne Berry and Matthew Cordell's What Floats in a Moat? (reviewed Apr. 29), readers will be well-prepared when it comes to displacement and density this fall. Ages 4-7. Author's agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Floating bodies -- Juvenile literature.
Hydrostatics -- Juvenile literature.
Buoyant ascent (Hydrodynamics) -- Juvenile literature.
Floating bodies.
Hydrostatics.
Buoyant ascent (Hydrodynamics)
Publisher New York :2013
Edition First edition.
Contributors Raff, Anna, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780823428625 (hardback)
0823428621 (hardback)
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