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Feel the Force

Feel the Force

Fall 2011 Doing & Learning
Ages: 9 & Up
Author: Tom Adams
Illustrator: Thomas Flintham
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0763655662
Hardcover Price: $18.99

A pop-up book with clever interactivity, Feel the Force serves as an intro to physics that really takes advantage of the fun that can be had while learning. Learn about friction, force, flotation, light, and more by pulling tabs that act as light switches or trigger air-resistant parachutes. One page explains how one can lie on a bed of nails without being hurt by displaying a popup of a paper man atop hundreds of paper nails. It's amazing stuff that truly encourages learning by doing, and there are even quick activity ideas that can be completed at home with ease.

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