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How Do You Stop a Moving Train? A Physics Book About Forces

How Do You Stop a Moving Train? A Physics Book About Forces
Lucy D. Hayes By (author)
Madeline J. Hayes By (author)
Srimalie Bassani Illustrated by
9781486718627
Hardback
USD $9.99
CAD $12.99
Available

Available
10/05/2021

9.0 X 9.0 in
32 pg


7 - 10 ( Intrest Age )
1 - 4 ( US School Grade Age )
910L (Lexile Code)


Description

Have you ever wondered how astronauts float in space or how your pizza gets from your plate to your mouth?

Basic principles of physics are explored through diagrams, photos, and informative and engaging text in this newest addition to the How Do series.

In How Do You Stop a Moving Train?, readers will learn:

·      The difference between distance and displacement

·      Formulas for measuring distance, speed, and time

·      What acceleration is and how to calculate it

·      How objects move using force and how they stop using friction

·      Gravitational forces and how they are affected by the size of an object


Author Bio

Lucy Hayes loves learning. She says she loves to learn about anything, but she specifically loves science and math. She has a  B.S. in Industrial Engineering and is currently working as a high school physics teacher. (She credits her decision to teach to the wonderful teachers in her life). When asking one of her students how she should describe herself, her student replied "weird." Lucy could sense from the tone it was a compliment and has decided to go with it! This is her first book and she hopes some weird shines through.


Madeline Hayes is a self-described science nerd. She loves it! Especially biology and chemistry. She has a B.S. with Honors in chemical and biomolecular engineering, pre-medicine and a minor in chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, class of 2018. Madeline has expertise in engineering, chemistry, and mass cytometry and works using these skills to assist with research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She isn’t sure where her work and learning will take her, but she knows science will be at the core of her career and she credits that love of science to the many awesome teachers she’s had through the years.


Srimalie Bassani lives and works in Mantova, Italy. Her mother has always encouraged her artistic expression, and she is the inspiration for her passion. Her work is full of surprises. She always tries to diversify her style based on every story she illustrates. It's almost impossible to remove her from her writing desk, where she keeps a stack of books and teacups of many colors.