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  • Published: 4 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780823451289
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $11.99

The Ups and Downs of Gravity




Explore the ups and downs of gravity in this introduction to physical science by a trusted nonfiction team.

What happens to a ball when it rolls off a table? It falls to the floor. Why doesn't the ball keep rolling straight ahead or fly up off the table? The answer is gravity.

From density to inertia to free fall, David A. Adler skillfully explains how this invisible, but all too real force operates and what it means for our daily lives. Notable science experiments by Sir Isaac Newton and astronaut David R. Scott are covered. Also included are activities for kids to test at home and in the classroom. Anna Raff's bright and humorous artwork helps breakdown the concepts in a kid-friendly way. Vetted by a physicist, this fact-filled primer includes a glossary.

  • Published: 4 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780823451289
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $11.99

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Praise for The Ups and Downs of Gravity

"Using very simple terms and aided by Raff's whimsical illustrations, Adler introduces young readers to the concepts of gravity, mass, weight, inertia, and resistance. Everyday examples and objects are used to illustrate the principles, such as a ball rolling off a table or marbles falling through water. Each of these examples or activities could easily be replicated by readers at home or in the classroom." —School Library Connection

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