Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 13:07:38 -0500 (EST)

Author: Richard Berg

Subject: Re: resource for parents of nine year olds


Physics for Every Kid is good; I believe that Janice VanCleave has also
written other books.

Two books that involve activities for young children are:

Vicky Cobb and Kathy Darling:
1. Bet You Can!
2. Bet You Can't!
published by Avon-Camelot.

I have a bunch listed on my web site:

Most are cheap and still in print.

Dick Berg

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Gerald Zani wrote:

> Pat,
> I recommend "Physics for Every Kid", by Janice VanCleave.
> Janice VanCleave has nine books in her excellent "Science for Every Kid"
> series including "Astronomy for Every Kid" and "Math for Every Kid".
> Although her books are meant for kids I used them as a resource when I
> designed hands-on activities for kids for a local science museum. Her books
> teach physics concepts and also describe experiments that use readily
> available household items. -- Jerry Z.
> Patricia Sievert wrote:
>> If you could recommend just one resource about physics, either online or
>> book format, for the parents of a nine year old (8-10 year old), what would
>> it be?
>> How about for science in general?
> Gerald Zani e-mail:
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From Tue Feb 15 13:28:44 2005