Newton and Me – Forces of Motion

This week we  read Newton and Me  by Lynne Mayer, illustrated by Sherry Rogers .  Students are studying forces and motion in their classrooms.  This book is a fun way to learn about pushing and pulling as well as gravity and friction by following a boy and his dog, Newton as they go about a day in their life.  Prior to reading the book we talked about Sir Isaac  Newton who the dog is named after.

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This book won the Outstanding Science Trade Book Award, 2011 by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).  We looked at some other books that have won this award.

Additional Activities:

Featured Books – Outstanding Science Trade Books

Coloring Page/ Word Search –  Newton and Me

Video – Push and Pull

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About shaberstroh

I'm an Elementary School Librarian, with a Masters in Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University.

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