Sunday, November 25, 2012

Forces Make Things Move

Forces Make Things Move by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is a Let's Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2 picture book.

"If you push a toy car, you can make it move across the floor. Your push moves the car. Your push is a force. Forces get things moving. Forces also make things stop. When the toy car rolls across the floor and stops, a force stopped it. Forces also make things speed up or slow down...
The second force that stops the car is called gravity. If you drop the car, it falls. Why? Why doesn't it stay up? You haven't thrown it down. You haven't pushed it or pulled it. But it moved, so some other force must be pulling it down. That force is called gravity. "

In addition to being a great science resource, you could review this book before or after going to an amusement park.

There is also a friction activity in the back of the book. Using a board, you will make a car roll down the board over top of different surfaces using materials such as sandpaper, foil, felt and other things.

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