Saturday, December 10, 2011

World of Science

Genre- Juvenile Nonfiction/Science and Nature/Generalimage



World of Science Authors Parragon and Jinny Johnson

Published by- Master Books, A Division of New Leaf Publishing Group and My Father’s World

Copyrighted- 2004, second copywriting 2011

Number of pages- 248

Age Group- Juvenile

Description of book- hardback book, list price $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-89051-618-8

Originally published in 1999 by Paragon Publishing Ltd., My Father’s World and Master Books have rereleased this edition jointly.

World of Science includes over 800 illustrations and photos to help explain six sections in the scientific world:

  • Matter and chemicals
  • Energy, motion, and machines
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Light and Sound
  • Earth and life
  • Space and time

This comprehensive book has photos, illustrations, and diagrams to make this book fun for younger kids to look at while they are being read to or older kids to read by themselves.  And over 60 experiments to do in school or for fun.

Please click here to see an excerpt!

What C (girl, recently turned 6, Kindergarten) thought-

I liked it.  I think it is good for kids my age to have read to them.  I like science.  I learned about the earth.  The earth is not flat.  I learned about molecules, atoms, quarks and other tiny little things. 

What B (boy, age 7, second grade) thought-

THE  book was good i mane WORLD  OF  SCIENCE.

in  the  back  of  the  book  there  ware a  bunch  of  science  projects.


(The book was good.  I mean, World of Science.  In the back of the book there were a bunch of science projects.  I think this book is good for kids my age.)

You learn about atoms, leaning tower of Pisa, and space.

Dad’s thoughts-

Another great book by Parragon and Jinny Johnson. The subjects in each of the six scientific sections has two pages of information making it an easy and interesting read for kids. Lots of colorful & detailed pictures, graphs, illustrations and condensed biographies keep your interest in the subject.

It can be read to children just learning to read and is a good read for those more advanced in reading. This book gives a good basic explanation of each subject yet provides enough information for those wanting to pursue in-depth research.

The experiments in the back of the book are the icing on the cake. They are simple enough for the kids to do but need an adult for one or two items in each experiment. This is a nicely done covert way to get parents and their children to spend time together. I give this book 5 out of 5 Bunsen Burners.

My thoughts-

I really enjoyed looking at and studying this book.  I have always enjoyed learning about science and World of Science discusses different areas of science to help me show my children the basics. 

The kids and I had a lot of fun picking out the sections we would read and also learning about the scientists who were involved.

The most exciting part about the book was the selection of experiments we could choose from.  It will be fun in future years to read sections of the book and the do the experiments that correspond.

I highly recommend World of Science to homeschooling families as a resource or to children who love science and want to learn more.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received World of Science for free from Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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