Pattern: Flying Start Science
by Kim Taylor
Part of a five volume series which answers many of the questions that a typical, inquisitive child asks about the natural world, focusing on how all ... Show synopsis Part of a five volume series which answers many of the questions that a typical, inquisitive child asks about the natural world, focusing on how all living things--including mankind--obey and make use of nature's fundamental laws. Presents fascinating facts, sound information and numerous simple experiments. Contains beautiful and dynamic photographs that not only illustrate the subject matter but also bring it to life. Light details how important light is to the Earth's existence; where it comes from; and what it is. Water discusses the elementary principles of fluid dynamics--how clouds are made; what happens when water freezes or boils; and why it rains. Action explains just how we begin moving and what occurs when we leap, turn or stop. Dramatic action photographs depict how birds fly and glide; how animals crawl, walk and jump; and how fish swim. Structure makes it fun to discover nature's shapes and forms, ranging from the shell of a prawn to a sugar crystal and demonstrates how man imitates nature in building homes, bridges and more. Pattern introduces the reader to the concept of patterns and why certain things have the patterns they have. The last section is a guessing game to identify what a pattern is made of.