The Great Motion Mission: A Surprising Story of Physics in Everyday Life

byCora LeeIllustratorSteve Rolston

September 1, 2009|
The Great Motion Mission: A Surprising Story of Physics in Everyday Life by Cora Lee
$14.95
Paperback
Earn 75 plum® points
1% of net proceeds from this book helps children in high-needs communities through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Ships within 1-3 weeks.Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

When the summer fair is canceled to make way for a physics conference, Jeremy agrees to help his uncle protest. But their mission is foiled by Audrey, a young science whiz, who sets out to prove that physics is in everything we do, and also is really cool.

Audrey shows how physics can help a baseball pitcher throw a great breaking ball or a hockey player skate faster. She explains how gravity and the laws of motion make rides at the fair so exhilarating, and that forensic physicists could help the art gallery determine if a valuable painting is a fake.

From sports to art to music to nature, Audrey shows how the laws of physics play a starring role. Steve Rolston’s inviting artwork and clear diagrams ensure a dynamic, high-voltage ride. 

Cora Lee is a scientific writer for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and also coordinates the Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Association for Girls in Science. She lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Loading
Title:The Great Motion Mission: A Surprising Story of Physics in Everyday Life
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:120 pages, 9.5 X 7.03 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:120 pages, 9.5 X 7.03 X 0.3 in
Published:September 1, 2009
Publisher:Annick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9
ISBN - 13:9781554511846

Recently Viewed
|