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The Science Behind Gymnastics


Series
STEM in the Summer Olympics

by
Jenny Fretland VanVoorst

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Jump!
Imprint
Jump!
ISBN
9781641289054
$16.20   $13.50
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In this book, early fluent readers will discover the STEM concepts behind gymnastics, while learning about the motion and movements of the sport and the technology of athletes' clothing and gear. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the science behind this exciting Olympic event.

A "Take a Look!" infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity helps readers learn more. Children can learn more about the science behind gymnastics using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

24

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 9"

Dewey

796.44

AR

2.9: points 0.5

Lexile

500L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2020

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Praise & Reviews

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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Series Review
Having a hard time convincing sports lovers that STEM includes them? Then look no further—these titles cover bikes, boats, balls, and balance beams. The text asks questions to draw readers in and provides details about the science behind the equipment, uniforms, and techniques for the various Olympic events. Full-color photos give each spread visual appeal, and “Did You Know?” text boxes add details to the main discussion. “Take a Look!” insets feature diagrams show things such as the forces acting on a swimmer or how gymnasts use kinetic energy. Each book ends with an activity that encourages readers to experiment with one of the topics, such as how friction affects the bounce of a tennis ball. General ideas for parents and teachers are included in the series, as well as access to FactSurfer.com for recommended websites for further study. A solid series for intermediate grade science or sports fans.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Having a hard time convincing sports lovers that STEM includes them? Then look no further—these titles cover bikes, boats, balls, and balance beams. The text asks questions to draw readers in and provides details about the science behind the equipment, uniforms, and techniques for the various Olympic events. Full-color photos give each spread visual appeal, and “Did You Know?” text boxes add details to the main discussion. “Take a Look!” insets feature diagrams show things such as the forces acting on a swimmer or how gymnasts use kinetic energy. Each book ends with an activity that encourages readers to experiment with one of the topics, such as how friction affects the bounce of a tennis ball. General ideas for parents and teachers are included in the series, as well as access to FactSurfer.com for recommended websites for further study. A solid series for intermediate grade science or sports fans.

Grades K-2
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades K-2
For Grades K-2

These 12 stimulating and attractive works introduce animals and other features of the natural and man-made world in an easy-to-understand and exciting way. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$283.80 per Year
Interests
Animals,Beginning Readers,Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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