Teaching Through Trade Books: May the Force Be with You!

by: Marsha Riddle Buly and Nicole Melvin

Students’ fascination with moving objects—as well as with how they themselves move—can inspire numerous physical science investigations. This month's Teaching Through Trade Books column focuses on two books about motion: Go, Go, Go! Kids on the Move and Why Doesn’t the Earth Fall Up? And Other Not Such Dumb Questions About Motion. Activities for grades K-3 and 4-6 help children explore how balance influences their own movement and design their own investigations to explain various phenomena.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2004Stock # sc04_041_06_16Volume 041Issue 06

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