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Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick. Our children
have always been fascinated by Greek mythology and history, so they are quite
curious about all aspects of that time period. This book offered them an
interesting look into the life of Archimedes, as well as plenty of examples and
illustrations of the scientist's experiments and theories.
Even though the
reading level is for an older child, the one most interested in this book was
our daughter (she was 7 when I read it to her). As she put it, she was "wild
about Archimedes," and she enjoyed trying out some of the experiments herself.
At just the right time, Jim Weiss' Galileo and the Stargazers came
out, and her interest was expanded when she was able to listen to stories about
other famous scientists.
Ages 8-12. Paper, 142.