What Floats in A Moat?

What Floats in A Moat?

Book - 2013
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While trying to cross a moat, Archimedes the Goat and Skinny the Hen learn why objects sink or float.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416997634
Branch Call Number: jP BER
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Cordell, Matthew 1975-


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A clever story about a goat and a chicken who learn about density by trying to cross a moat in a barrel. Which barrel floats the best? An empty one? A full one? Or a half-full one?

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Jan 11, 2015

Children love silly rhyming lines and this tale of "crazy scientist" goat and go-along hen is short, simple, and silly as children can easily see many possibilities for a solution, plus simple physics is introduced.

I would love to introduce the physics concept to 2nd or3rd graders with this book. Though some might initially think it below them, they would enjoy the silliness and become engaged to grasp the science.


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