Please be sure to check out the supplemental resources on all things gravity and space for teachers to use in conjunction with these texts. There are videos to serve as hooks/activators for the read aloud or to serve as background knowledge-building resources and/or inspiration for our Mableton Jaguar Scholars during their aligned STEAM Challenges. There are also additional fiction and informational texts listed you can check out as well as the emoji book reviews available for each grade level.
Do you know what makes things fall? Renowned science author, Vicki Cobb explains that weighty subject of gravity with such ease that even the youngest kids will understand. Follow this book with a child who loves to play. Have lots of dropping races. Together you'll learn how much fun falling for science can be!
(from the book jacket)
Intermediate Book: Floating In Space by Franklyn M. Branley, Illustrated by True Kelley
Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Wondered what it might be like to see the sun set sixteen times in one day?
Open this book and be transported on an information-packed voyage aboard the space shuttle. True Kelley's kid-friendly diagrams and illustrations and Franklyn Branley's straightforward text reveal what astronauts eat, how they move [lack of gravity], and what kinds of work they do in space.
Videos About Gravity
Books About Gravity
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Check out the video above to learn how Canadian artist Amy Shackleton creates beautiful art using gravity and squirt bottles! Check out more of her art here.
Websites To Check Out
Log-in to Flocabulary with your school issued username and password to hear a great rap about gravity and do the activities at accompany the song!