There is a bit of nostalgia with one. Both my husband and I used to watch Wile E. Coyote when we were kids. With these 4 Wile E. Coyote Physical Science Genius books your child will learn a lot in a super fun and funny way. There are simple machines, forces and motion, flight and gravity, speed and velocity. Each book definitions about the most important aspects of the book. They are also in the back of the books in the glossary. So, it would easy to do a quiz or test on these books/words. Also, listed in the back of the books are other books you could read and a website with a code to use that will enhance what you have read.
Just like in the show Wile E. Coyote always gets hurt in the end. A super fun way to really make sure your child is getting what is in these books is to physically do the experiments. Make a project out of it. Have your child go find the objects they think will work best for each thing. While going through the experiments make sure that yo are using the definitions of the items like fulcrum, load, force, etc. Each book has a plethora of experiments you can try. In these books each chapter goes over a different concept so you could spread them out however you like. I will be doing 1 chapter each week and physically do each experiment which will take 17 weeks.
A lot of these concepts i do not remember learning until I was in a higher science than 2nd grade. However, I think by physically doing the experiments our daughter will soak up the information and she will be ahead of the game when we learn these things in her science curriculum. Some of the experiments that Wile E. Coyote tries to capture Road Runner with are flying planes until gravity takes over, slingshotting a boulder, using gravity to fall onto the Road Runner and a bunch more.
So, far with the ones we have read our daughter finds the end of the experiments when Wile E. Coyote gets smashed absolutely hilarious. The thing I like best about this set of physical science books are that they explain each experiment in a very simple way. The definitions are pretty straightforward and easy to understand. With the words that our daughter does not grasp I show her with actual objects and explain what the books meant. These are books that I would recommend but maybe for children that are a bit older so it would correlate with their science curriculum. We will still be using these when we do 2nd grade because you can never do to many experiments. These funny Wile E. Coyote books came with our Timberdoodle curriculum for 2nd grade. Now, let us see if you can guess what we will review next from our 2nd grade kit.
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