The Science Behind Water Sports

From the Series STEM in the Summer Olympics

In this book, early fluent readers will discover the STEM concepts behind water sports, while learning about motion and movements of the sports 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 these exciting Olympic events.

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 water sports using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. The Science Behind Water Sports also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

The Science Behind Water Sports is part of Jump!’s STEM in the Summer Olympics series.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-64128-917-7
$26.99 $18.95
978-1-64128-919-1
$35.00 $26.25
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category New!, STEM
Subject Science and Math, Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-08-01
BISACS JNF054150, JNF054110, JNF051000
Dewey 797
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 380
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 504256
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

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.