Logo Title Quebec Reading Connection

Change It!: Solids, Liquids, Gases and You

Mason, Adrienne (Author)
Kids Can Press 2006. 32 pages
First published: 2006
Series: Primary Physical Science
ISBN: 9781553378389 (paperback)
9781553378372 (hardcover)
Original language: English
Dewey: 530
Book type: Non-Fiction

Text Elements:

structures and features

Reading Range

 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
2
ELA
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5

Description:

The nature of matter, in all its changing forms, is outlined in this useful beginning science book. Sections such as “Matter around you,” “What’s a liquid?” and ”Freezing and melting” offer brief definitions in large type and clear language.

The language leads young readers to search the illustrations for examples. Sections such as “Pour it in!”, “Cool it!” and “Paint with salt!” describe simple science experiments for kids to put the principles in action.

Full-page illustrations are bright and cheery, with a graphic cartoon-like edge. Children will connect with the individualized kid-characters, whether they are drinking soda at the diner, walking the dog or conducting the experiments. Talking animals offer sidebar information.

Back material includes a parent/teacher guide with ideas for further discussion and exploration, as well as a brief glossary and index.

Young readers wanting to explore and have fun in their science investigations need look no further than this book.

  •  

    Try an activity from the book. Form a hypothesis and list the possible outcomes. Discuss what worked and what didn’t. 

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    After reading, find magazine pictures that represent solids and liquids. Organize the information on a T-chart. Discuss the importance of headings when creating charts. 

  •  

    Create a set of questions and use them in an invented science game: Matter Matters.

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    Discuss the solid, liquids and gases shown in the book and those found in your classroom. 

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    Prepare a poster that demonstrates your understanding of the concepts.

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    Try an experiment from the book. Take photos that show how it worked. Make a media presentation by adding captions or voice-over to your pictures.

  • To communicate appropriately
  • To use information
  • To use information and communications technologies
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Science and Technology