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Newton and Me [Kindle Edition]

Lynne Mayer , Sherry Rogers
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Book Description

While at play with Newton, his dog, a young boy discovers the laws of force and motion in his everyday activities. Told in rhyme, Lynne Mayer’s Newton and Me follows these best friends on an adventure as they apply physics to throwing a ball, pulling a wagon, riding a bike, and much more. With the help of Sherry Rogers’ playful illustrations, children will learn that physics is a part of their world. They will realize that Newton’s Laws of Motion describe experiences they have every day, and they will recognize how forces affect the objects around them.

2011 Teachers’ Choice Award , Tily Wig Toy Award :Brain Child Recipient 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Book Reviewed by: Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Midwest Book Review, Toy Book Magazine, Homeschool Book Review

4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back
40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book’s homepage
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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2—Mayer investigates force and motion in everyday activities. In a rhyming narration, a boy records his observations on gravity and inertia as he plays ball, helps his parents to landscape, and rides a bike uphill. Obviously named for the noted scientist, hound Newton looks on. The child wears a T-shirt with an apple and a formula for one of Newton's Laws. The book concludes with a series of follow-up questions and a simple restatement of Newton's first two laws of motion. This plotless book may fill a slot for an introduction to physics. Rogers's cartoons are cheerfully suburban; even the pets seem to smile.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
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From Booklist

Newton's laws of gravity and motion are at the center of this rhyming picture book that brings physics to a young audience in a lively story about a boy playing with his dog. The bright, unframed double-page spreads show the boy throwing a ball (No matter how hard I throw the ball up / It would always come down to me and my pup), pushing a truck (on a flat surface and then speeding downhill), pulling a wagon (first empty, then piled with rocks), and pedaling a bike (uphill into the wind, then downhill against the wind). The clear back matter offers more about Newton and includes study questions for kids to discuss with adults about how Newton's discoveries relate to everyday life. The story's lessons, drawn from simple, obvious facts (Something won't move unless a force makes it move), give science the excitement of magic. Preschool-Grade 3. --Hazel Rochman

Product Details

  • File Size: 2436 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing (March 10, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Q7CI9E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,657 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! October 30, 2010
Newton and Me, by Lynne Mayer, has captivated the hearts of both my 4 and 2 year old and has been requested several times a day! With bright and colorful illustrations that include a boy and his dog, Newton, it has a great start. It gets even better as it explores the laws of force and motion in everyday activities like dropping a ball, pulling a wagon (empty and full), and the wind blowing. Though the book's focus is on a serious science topic, even a toddler can understand pushing and pulling! With all of the teaching activities available, you can decide what is best for your child or students.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for students to learn concept of forces March 24, 2014
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This book is well liked by the students who read it. The story is easy to understand for elementary school aged students with great illustrations. The book is technically accurate and includes a glossary.
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"Newton and Me" is a great story about a boy and his dog named Newton who discover the laws of physics (force and motion) in his everyday play activities. Narrated in verse, "Newton and Me" demonstrates all the major laws of force and motion in terms any kid will understand and relate to. Following up the story is a section titled For Creative Minds that includes a listing of the related concepts and questions in colored paragraph boxes. Further learning activities pages include Matching Forces, Who was Newton? and Newton's Laws of Motion. Bright, cheery clearly detailed illustrations flesh out the educational appeal of "Newton and Me" for children ages 4-8. Further resources are available in Related Websites, Interactive Math, Reading, and Comprehension Quizzes, and Teaching Activities on Sylvan Dell Publishing's website, listed above.
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Can you guess why a young boy's dog might be named Newton? Newton's owner learns that a ball won't roll very far in the rough, grassy yard but will roll much farther in a smooth, hard surface. But it won't roll at all if you don't give it a push. He also experiments with throwing a ball up in the air, letting his toy truck roll downhill, trying to push his dad's car, trying to pull his wagon when it is full of rocks, riding his bicycle in a strong wind, and playing tug of war with Newton. What kinds of things did he learn along the way?
Sir Isaac Newton was a famous scientist and mathematician who discovered the law of gravity and the laws of motion. Physicists may study Newton's laws of motion theoretically in college classes, but author Lynn Mayer's rhyming text and illustrator Sherry Rogers's eye-catching drawings demonstrate in terms that are age appropriate how these laws influence experiences that we have every day and affect objects all around us. The "For Creative Minds" educational section at the end has two pages explaining "Force and Motion" followed by a matching activity, along with further information about Isaac Newton and his laws of motion. Sylvan Dell's website contains even more teaching activities and interactive quizzes. Who would imagine that physics could be so much fun?
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