The Science Behind Gymnastics
From the Series STEM in the Summer Olympics
In this book, early fluent readers will discover the STEM concepts behind gymnastics, while learning about the motion and movements of the sport and the technology of athletes’ clothing and gear. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the science behind this exciting Olympic event.
A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity helps readers learn more. Children can learn more about the science behind gymnastics using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. The Science Behind Gymnastics also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
The Science Behind Gymnastics is part of Jump!’s STEM in the Summer Olympics series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||Science and Math|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Having a hard time convincing sports lovers that STEM includes them? Then look no further—these titles cover bikes, boats, balls, and balance beams. The text asks questions to draw readers in and provides details about the science behind the equipment, uniforms, and techniques for the various Olympic events. Full-color photos give each spread visual appeal, and “Did You Know?” text boxes add details to the main discussion. “Take a Look!” insets feature diagrams show things such as the forces acting on a swimmer or how gymnasts use kinetic energy. Each book ends with an activity that encourages readers to experiment with one of the topics, such as how friction affects the bounce of a tennis ball. General ideas for parents and teachers are included in the series, as well as access to FactSurfer.com for recommended websites for further study. VERDICT A solid series for intermediate grade science or sports fans.