A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder

by Walter Wick

Wick's remarkable photographs freeze watery moments in time so that children... read more

Wick's remarkable photographs freeze 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 exemplary work of science for young children. (Ages 4-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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