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If our Solar System fit on a football field…

This is another Netgally book folks.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

If by David Smith
If by David Smith

 

IF… A Mind-Bending New Way of looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

by David J. Smith,  Illustrated by Steve Adams

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Hardcover: 40 pages

Ever tried to explain how big the universe is to a child? and got stuck on BIG (with accompanying arm gestures).  Or tried to explain how much of your life is spent traveling from one place to another or sleeping? (A Lot.)

Well this wonderful new Science book “If” aims to help explain these concepts in small easy to digest nuggets of knowledge using concrete objects and analogies.

I Love science books.  Some of my favorite books of all times have been clever books about science and math that teach a concept or idea in a way that makes a lightbulb go off in my children (sometimes the adults too).  This book with simple yet beautiful illustrations takes huge concepts like how far we are from the sun, and puts it into a way anyone can understand.  (I am doing the football field one of the solar system with my kids).  This is a great book for teaching basic concepts about history, geography, population, space, and resources.  It won’t necessarily tell you what to do with the knowledge, but it is a great place to start a discussion or a lesson about any of these subjects.  I will recommend this book for our library, and I will be buying this for my household library as well.