Why Do Dead Fish Float? Learning About Matter with the Garbage Gang
Why Do Dead Fish Float? Learning About Matter with the Garbage Gang
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Annotation: Humorous text and characters teach kids all about states of matter.
Genre: Physics
Catalog Number: #85372
Format: Library Binding
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Common Core/STEAM: STEAM STEAM
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Illustrator: Toye, Derek,
Pages: 24 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-479-55479-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-479-55479-9
Dewey: 530
LCCN: 2014017125
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
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A motley crew of junkyard-dwelling creatures and inanimate objects called the Garbage Gang discover a dead fish belly-up in a polluted lake, and it becomes an opportunity to learn about states of matter. A live fish helpfully explains what matter is, the different forms it can take, and the ways matter can change from one state to another, all while the Garbage Gang offer additional helpful facts, clarifying questions, and the occasional joke. There isn't a lot of information here, but the large, full-color comic-book-style illustrations of weirdo characters talking sandwich and a muscly armed refrigerator, for instance ould have a lot of appeal for reluctant readers. Critical thinking questions, a glossary, and a list of additional sources round out this simple and playful introduction to matter from the Garbage Gang's Super Science Questions series.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index.
Word Count: 1,231
Reading Level: 3.3
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 167876 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 570L

The Garbage Gang spots a dead fish on their fishing trip, and they wonder, Why do dead fish float? Luckily, a live fish helps them out, and soon they're swimming in knowledge about states of matter.


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