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The nature and science of bubbles
Burton, Jane.
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Publication Information:
Milwaukee, Wis. : Gareth Stevens Pub., 1998.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Explains how, why, and where bubbles are formed and describes their different uses and various appearances.
Reading Level:
930 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 0.5 17425.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.2 3 Quiz: 15836.
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QC183 .B935 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Through familiarity, adults often lose their curiosity and sense of wonder about the natural world. But children find even commonplace phenomena and experiences both educational and a source of wonder. Why is the sky blue? What makes a rainbow? Why are leaves green? These are common questions children ask. But explaining apparently simple things can be surprisingly difficult.

Exploring the Science of Nature is an impressive presentation of the science behind the most common aspects of the natural world. Children are fascinated by the laboratory of everyday life. Each impressive volume is a beautifully illustrated and succinct and simple introduction to the science of what children see and experience everyday. The activities and project sections are especially well thought-out. Each child, using easy-to-find materials, can recreate events in the natural world at home and in their classroom.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. The Exploring the Science of Nature series will prove useful to librarians involved in the never-ending quest for background research for science projects. The volumes look unintimidating, with large type, color photographs, and excellent captioning. Photos are imaginatively chosen, showing the interesting or the unexpected, such as the shot of a line of bubbles formed under ice. Burton avoids the frenetic chattiness of many informational books, using short sentences and vivid word choices to make the text lively and clear. A glossary, further readings, a list of the scientific names of some plants and animals, and film and video sources are appended. Other volumes are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Susan Dove Lempke