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|Magnets push, magnets pull|
Author: Adler, David A.
We can't see magnetism, but it's everywhere around us--even the Earth is a giant magnet! Covers the basics of magnetism, plus suggested activities.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 189594
Kirkus Reviews (-) (12/15/16)
School Library Journal (03/01/17)
The Hornbook (00/05/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2017 K-Gr 3—In a friendly tone, Adler addresses readers directly in order to facilitate a hands-on investigation of magnets. ("Do you have a magnet? If you do, you can use it as a metal tester… Test some U.S. coins. Does your magnet stick to any of them?") In the process of reading and testing, kids discover how magnets work to attract metals such as iron, steel, nickel, or cobalt; how they can move objects through paper, water, and glass; how to magnetize a paper clip; and how an electromagnet works. The large cartoon illustrations blend seamlessly with the text to present data and inject a bit of humor. The book begins and ends with a reminder to students that magnets are essential parts of everyday items, which will help them to integrate this information into their daily lives. VERDICT An excellent guide for young children learning about magnetism.—Myra Zarnowski, City University of New York - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 03/15/2017 In the same spacious format as Adler and Raff’s Things That Float and Things That Don’t (2013), this appealing book shows two curious kids and their dog playing around with magnetism. They test the attraction of various metals to their simple bar- and horseshoe-shaped magnets. They use the “invisible pulling power” of magnetism to move paper clips separated from the magnets by air, water, and glass. Dangling bar magnets from strings, they determine their north and south poles, mark N and S on the bars, and play with how the designated ends of two magnets attract or repel each other. The engaging artwork, created with digitally assembled and colored ink washes, clearly shows what the children are doing and how the force of magnetism (represented with arrows) is acting on their simple equipment. At times, the dog adds nonverbal humor to the scenes. Presenting information with an upbeat tone and imaginative touches, the book encourages children to learn by doing. An intelligent starting point for hands-on exploration of the familiar yet mysterious phenomenon of magnetism. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.