Follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind forces and motion. Written in graphic-novel format....
|Title||:||A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist Reviews
Very difficult for my fourth grade students to understand. They loved the graphic novel illustrations but the concepts were still difficult to understand. Force, motion, and intertia were referenced and even illustrated but the lack of context in the story made it hard to understand.
I had seen Max Axiom volumes on the shelves at my library for months before I decided to check one out. I'm sorry I waited so long to do it! In A Crash Course in Forces and Motion, Max guides his nephew (and the reader) through the basics of this scientific concept in a graphic novel format.The nonfiction graphic novel is gaining serious traction these days, and the Max Axiom series seems to exemplify the benefits of this. You can often demonstrate applied science much better through pictures than you can through text! The book does a good job of explaining the concepts in ways that are accessible to students of varying ages without talking down to them. For kids who might be reluctant readers but excited about science, the Max Axiom series would be a great way to try to encourage their interest in one area while covertly strengthening their reading skills at the same time.
Want to build your own pyramid, hovercraft, or catapult? Or, magically create a color-changing liquid or an icky slime? In this collection, superhero scientist Max Axiom shares the secrets of how to produce and perform these hands-on activities and experiments with every turn of the page. Written with brightly colored illustrations in graphic novel format, the easy to follow text engages the reader and even appeals to reluctant readers or those on the fence about science. Each activity or experiment comes with a plan of action, required materials, safety reminder, definitions, and further explanation by Axiom. A table of contents, glossary, index, read more section, and internet sites with additional projects and games are also included. Future engineers and scientists will have fun building a structure, creating chemical reactions, observing forces and motion, or designing and constructing machines.
I had no idea what this book would be like when I reserved it at the library, but thought graphic novels that explain science would be worth a try. I recommend it for grade school children. Decent artwork and real-life examples of Newton's Laws. Max Axiom visits an amusement park and demonstrates gravity, speed, acceleration, inertia, equal and opposite reactions, centripetal force, balanced forces, and F=ma to obviously fictional children who are willing to listen to an adult. It only takes a few minutes to read the book, and it could be viewed as either an introduction (for kids) or a quick refresher (for adults).
A great, accessible explanation of gravity, inertia, friction and other basic physics in a graphic novel set in an amusement park. My 8 year old son read this at least 10 times before we returned it to the library. Of the 6 Max Axiom books we've now read, this one is the best.
Learn about the science behind forces and motion in this graphic novel that also contains cool experiments that show the concepts. Science specialists, along with anyone who likes hands on science experiments will enjoy this one.
read for NoveList booklists; reviewing for Good Comics for Kids
Feeling kind of stupid, as I've been mis-pronouncing centripetal force my entire life
I like it because, it teaches kids about science in a fun way.
Another good Max Axiom book teaching about science and forces including some things I didn't know while also having a story to it.