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The Great Motion Mission: A Surprising Story of Physics in Everyday Life Hardcover – September 1, 2009


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Grade 4–6—This book is a combination of narrative and concepts about physics, similar to Lee's The Great Number Rumble (Annick, 2007). Jeremy and his friends are distraught when the local summer fair is canceled in order to host a physics conference. While Jeremy helps his uncle campaign to save the fair, his new neighbor, Aubrey, sets out to prove that physics isn't only necessary, but also fun. The text is chatty and accessible to students. Topics include "Physics and Sight," "Physics and Sound," and "Physics in Motion." Each chapter profiles a featured physicist, from Albert Einstein to Richard Feynman. A discussion of baseball and pitching illustrates the concepts of aerodynamics and momentum. Theme-park rides are used to explain gravity and acceleration. Cartoon illustrations help to explain concepts such as the water cycle and wave patterns. Photographs are scattered throughout, and boxed areas highlight specific topics. This title would be especially useful for students wanting a good introduction to physics.—Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA
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The explanations are clear...and Lee has done a good job in simplifying and interpreting the concepts. The explanations are clear...and Lee has done a good job in simplifying and interpreting the concepts. The explanations are clear...and Lee has done a good job in simplifying and interpreting the concepts. (Canadian Children's Book News 2010-03-00)

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