Matter and Energy (Level B) - Paperback
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Matter and Energy (Level B) - Paperback

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    978-1-68404-381-1

Look InsideLanguage Arts Correlations Teachers' Notes 

The world is full of things that need energy! Do you know what gives you the energy to run, jump, or swim? Learn about the many forms of energy and how they are related to matter through science in the real world. Use what you learn to solve a puzzle and save the school's lunch! Includes a note to caregivers, a glossary, a discover activity, and career connections, as well as connections to science history. About the Series: The revised and updated iScience series focuses on a fresh and fun approach to scientific inquiry. Each book offers connections to science in the real world through an iScience puzzle and discover activity. Through exploration and application, readers will strengthen their critical thinking skills, while also making history and career connections. Level B of this series offers more challenging text and aligns to grade-appropriate reading levels and Next Generation Science Standards.  

Review
"Norwood House Press has updated and revised their iScience series. It now focuses on the use of scientific inquiry with each title connecting to the real world through puzzles, questions, and activities. In this particular title, fluent readers are introduced to the differences and similarities between insects and how to identify them through inquiry. With the use of diagrams, explanatory photographs, excellent organization of information, a glossary, and opportunities for further learning, these titles surpass the expectations of well-constructed nonfiction materials for young readers. Of particular note, these titles provide connections to everyday life, but also creates an inquiry approach to learning that many will find intriguing. This is a wonderful series that should be considered as a primary acquisition for an elementary library that seeks to update their collection." –Irving Independent School District 

  • Fountas & Pinnell Level
    Q
  • Lexile Level
    530L
  • Reading Level
    3.5
  • Reading Level Range
    3.0-3.9
  • Dewey Number
    530
  • Dewey Number Range
    500-599
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Series
    iScience
  • Copyright
    2020
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Non-Fiction
  • Grade Level
    3-4
  • Subject
    Physical science
  • Author
    Emily Sohn, Nina Tsang

This book focuses on how energy is related to matter. It begins with a student-friendly problem. Pizza is on the school lunch menu, but the kitchen has lost its power. Can the cooks find a way to make lunch anyway? Three ideas are presented and investigated, so readers can arrive at the most practical answer by the end of the book.



A neat, hands-on experiment is illustrated and would be easy to adapt to a classroom or public library setting. There is an interesting section on the life of Michael Faraday, who invented the first electric generator in 1831. Children will enjoy the colorful and detailed illustrations on each page as they learn more about matter and energy. Key vocabulary words are printed in bold font, which will prompt students and teachers to consult the extensive glossary for more information.



The book contains key elements of a nonfiction text, such as a table of contents, an index, a glossary, additional notes, and resources for further reading. Inquiry science is the backbone of this entire Norwood House Press series. The authors use questions and activities based on real-life situations to make the books relevant for young readers.

National Science Teachers Association


Recommended. Describes how matter is related to energy which the human body needs to run, eat, sleep, etc. It tells what matter and energy are and gives an activity students will enjoy doing. In this series, iScience, each book has a puzzle at the beginning that encourages students to use scientific inquiry to solve by the end of the book. There is a glossary and index.

Arlington Independent School District


I like the idea of readers solving science puzzle in this series. First, the problem is stated; facts follow and then children decide what is the best solution. This is a good treatment of the subject, which is best taught through experiments. Simple descriptions made the concepts, e.g. type sof energy easy to understand.

Erie 2 Chauttauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES


This series of iScience readers for the elementary grades offers clear descriptions of key scientific concepts and also discusses the usefulness of the scientific method in finding answers to questions. Each title gives readers activities to follow, puzzles to solve, and questions to answer using the information found in texts.

PSLA's Top Ten or so Nonfiction Titles

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