Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Plasma (Hardcover)

By David A. Adler, Anna Raff (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823439621, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2019

List Price: 18.99*
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Explore physics in this early introduction to the states of matter, starring a goofy dog and his all-too-human family.

Zippy art and clear explanations introduce the basic characteristics of four states of matter and how they change from one state to another. Totally up-to-date, this book for elementary school children includes plasma, now covered in all curricula.

Straightforward text presents the facts and Raff's infographic illustrations demonstrate the science and tell a humorous story. There are hands-on activities, such as using a chocolate bar to demonstrate material consistency and using a balloon to prove gases have weight, to reinforce the learning. A glossary defines density, plasma, vapor, and more essential terms.

About the Author

David A. Adler is a former math teacher and author of more than two hundred picture books, biographies, and mysteries for children. His Cam Jansen books have made him a household name. He lives on Long Island.

Anna Raff has illustrated, designed, and written many books for children. She lives in New York City.

Praise For Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Plasma

"Simple experiments and kid-friendly language teach concepts about matter to young audiences. The creators of Light Waves (2018) have teamed up again to create another engaging science book for kids. . . . The duo delivers scientific information alongside eye-catching illustrations with details that will delight."—Kirkus Reviews