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A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder

by Walter Wick

Published by Scholastic, 1997
40 pages
ISBN: 0-590-22197-3

Ages 4 - 11

Here's a book for every child who's ever spent a rainy day watching raindrops drip down window panes or plip plop into puddles. Wick's remarkable photographs freeze these and other dramatic watery moments in time so that children can observe the nature of water, close-up. A brief accompanying text explains the science behind these wonders: molecular structure, surface tension, and adhesion, as well as the properties of water in its various states: solid, liquid and gas, and what sorts of conditions cause water to change from one state into another. An appendix offers practical advice for readers who want to replicate the simple experiments Wick used to set the stage for his photographs. An exemplerary work of science for young children. CCBC categories: The Natural World (KTH; March 17)  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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