Monday, April 13, 2015

The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks by Jordan D. Brown -- ADVISABLE

Brown, Jordan D. The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks (Science of Fun Stuff), illustrated by Mark Borgions. Simon Spotlight (Simon & Schuster), 2015.  $3.99. Content: G.

This book explains the science behind amusement parks, including how Newton's Laws affect roller coasters, bumper cars, and spinning rides. Even popular snacks such as ice cream and cotton candy are featured, and the section on the physics behind the games could help a lot of participants.

This is a fascinating look at amusement parks. The scientific principles are presented clearly, and they feel very applicable to everyday life. The friendly tone and fun illustrations add to the character of the book.

EL -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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