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For Ages 8-11

In this new Investigate the Possibilities series for 3rd-6th grades, elementary physics is made easy and fun! This remarkable full-color book is filled with experiments and hands-on activities helping students learn how and why magnets work, different kinds of energy from wind to waves, and concepts from nuclear power to solar energy. Science comes alive as students are guided through simplified key concepts of elementary physics and through hands-on applications.

A Look Inside

Energy (1.10 MB)
SKU M570-9
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 0.70
Title Energy
Subtitle Its Forms, Changes, & Functions
Series Investigate the Possibilities
ISBN 13 9780890515709
Contributors Dr. Carolyn Reeves, Tom DeRosa
Binding Paperback
Page Count 88
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 11 x 8 1/2 x 1/4

Experience the science of fun!

In this new Investigate the Possibilities series for 3rd-6th grades, elementary physics is made easy and fun! This remarkable full-color book is filled with experiments and hands-on activities helping students learn how and why magnets work, different kinds of energy from wind to waves, and concepts from nuclear power to solar energy. Science comes alive as students are guided through simplified key concepts of elementary physics and through hands-on applications.

You will discover:

  • What happens to light waves when we see different colors 
  • How you can see an invisible magnetic field 
  • The essential parts of an electric circuit 
  • How solar energy can be changed into electrical energy

Investigate the wonderful world God has made with science that is both exciting and educationally outstanding in this comprehensive series! The main textbook can be combined with the student journal and teacher's guide for a complete educational set. Other books in the series focus on elementary chemistry and physical science.

For Older Kids
Review by Rachael
The set up looks fun and it has a lot of hands on activities. The only thing is it is of my personal opinion that it is better suited for 5th or 6th graders not a 3rd grader.

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Great
Review by Kristal
This books is visually please and easy to follow. It gives a decent amount of information on the topics. If you wanted to dive deeper, it leads in easily to finding more books on the topic. The information is presented in a way that I think 3rd-5th grade students could understand it. The activities are engaging and hands-on.
Every lesson is hands on.
Review by sarah
The text is small amount of reading per lesson but lots of good information. My daughter is in 5th grade using this.
I enjoyed this intro to physics too!
Review by Teisha
Physics is one of the sciences that I’ve always found most interesting, so I enjoyed going through it myself! I ordered just the book though, and would get the student journal and Teacher’s guide the next time. There are a good amount of interesting experiments and questions for the student are included for each section. You will need at least two of the book to cover a whole school year, and depending on your kids’ ages, you may want to pick up some related books for extra reading on the subject.
Hands on
Review by Julia
Each lesson teaches a concept through the investigative process. The student will learn through doing an experiment. There is some prep needed but it is clearly laid out and the explanations for experiments and further information on the concept make this a great science for your hands on learner.
Energy
Review by Tracy
Pair with Energy Teacher's Guide, journal, and Science Starters Chemistry & Physics Teacher Guide. Will be using this after my 3rd grader finishes Water & Weather, then we'll do Earth & Physical. We're adding God's Design for Life since this was only 2-3 days per week.
Hands On Science Made Simple
Review by Heather
I recommend purchasing the complete set that includes the student journal and teacher's guide in addition to the book. The teacher's guide gives you teaching tips, additional material, and answers to the questions in the book. It also gives a fyi grading guide in case you need help with grading. The student journal is basically a lab book for the student to record everything from the lessons and lab work activities. It covers The Activity: Procedure and Observations, Thinking About, Dig Deeper (extra activities for further learning), What Did You Learn, and Stumper's Corner (student writes 2 questions about the topic that are meant to "stump" someone) for each of the 20 activities.

In this set, students will be working on elementary physics on the subject of energy. They will cover topics such as stored and active energy, heat energy, wind and water energy, electricity, and many more. My daughter likes that the experiments come first followed by the lesson. The dig deeper portion allows her to get a more in depth understanding of the concepts being presented. The glossary in the back of the book helps with those terms she is not familiar with during the reading/activities. The student journal helps her stay focused on the task at hand. The student journal includes pages for extra notes and an appendix which contains pinwheel pattern for when you make a windmill.

I like that everything is laid out for the teacher. You are told up front all the supplies needed for the lesson in the "Gather These Things" clipboard. If you have the supplies needed, you can quickly look over the lesson the night before and easily teach the lesson the next day. Or, if you have an older child, they can do the lesson completely on their own. The lessons begin with observations and experiments followed by the lesson which captures a child's attention. For the most part, the supplies used in the experiments are household items or things that can be inexpensively purchased at a local hardware store. There are a few items that are more specialty items that can be purchased through a teacher's supply store.

You can use this set as part of your science curriculum as way to reinforce or introduce concepts, or you could use this as a science core by adding more in depth study into the concepts covered. (You could use the the "Dig Deaper" section to accomplish this.) While this set is geared towards grades 3-6, you could beef it up for higher grades.

I received a copy of the Energy set for the purpose of writing this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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