Matter and Its Properties

What is matter, and how is it grouped and measured? Follow the funny character “Matter” as he goes bowling, enters a volcano, and shrinks down to atomic size to find out! Through bright and colorful comic-book-style pages, kids will explore elements, compounds, and the properties of matter. They will have fun learning about molecules, protons, and neutrons. They will learn to read the periodic table, which is featured in a large, full spread.

World Book’s Building Blocks of Physical Science series makes complex STEM lessons exciting for young learners with a primary reading level grades 3 through 5. Each nonfiction book pairs humor and action with scientifically accurate information to make even the most difficult topics amusing and easy to understand. Kids will eagerly learn the fundamentals of physics through such volumes as Energy, Magnetism, and Matter and How It Changes. Helpful glossaries and indexes in each volume direct readers to the most important terms and topics. Materials for further exploration are suggested in lists of additional resources. Give budding scientists a head start with World Book’s fun Building Blocks series!

ISBN: 978-0-7166-1429-6
Pages: 32
Price: $24.95
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  • Bright, colorful pages and sequence cues draw in visual learners
  • Directly addresses the reader to allow for interactive reading
  • Provides easy-to-understand explanations of complex concepts

About Building Blocks of Physical Science:

“The combination of comics-style panels and pithy explanations of scientific concepts makes the Building Blocks of Science series a fun, efficient, and approachable classroom supplement. …. You can’t go wrong with this series for either struggling scientists or kids just starting to wrap their minds around the basics.”


"The books offer an excellent introduction to matter (two volumes), magnetism, light, electricity, energy, gravity, heat, sound, and force/motion....This series is highly recommended for students aged five through ten who appreciate books in the graphic form. Especially useful for homeschoolers, classrooms, and elementary school and public libraries."

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"….The few small photographs are clear and crisp images. Each cartoon character presents their concept in a basic and easy-to-understand manner. The information is direct and moves smoothly from questions to facts or statements. The graphic novel format in this series is geared toward younger students who are comic book fans. Each volume presents a good informational resource to basic science concepts….RECOMMENDED."

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