Ray of Light (A Ray of Light)


A photographic exploration into the beauty and magic of light from the creator of the bestselling A Drop of Water and the Can You See What I See? series.

The wonder of light has fascinated readers for ages. Walter Wick's mesmerizing photographs paired with simple yet fascinating text and scientific observations help readers understand the secrets and complexity of light.

You will learn what light is made of and how it fits alongside everything else in the world. Walter introduces readers into the mystery behind incandescence, light waves, the color spectrum, and iridescence as well as how we perceive light in our world and beyond.

Walter Wick demonstrates that science and art both offer ways to observe the world around us.

A Ray of Light is perfect for the STEM curriculum as it incorporates the early disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.--from the publisher

40 pages           978-0439165877          Ages 7-12  (Grades 2-7)

Also in this series: A Drop of Water

Keywords:  Light; science; STEM; experiments; how things work; nature; non-fiction; physics; photographs; informational picture book; information


Here's a question for you.  What is light?  It's all around us all the time but what is it exactly?  How does light travel?  How does light create colors?

Imagine for a moment that you are lighting a match?  What exactly is happening?  Envision a "violent storm of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen atoms....releasing energy in the form of heat and light."  Using gorgeous photographs and explanations that are simple, clear and full of miracles, Walter Wick takes us on a journey through the world of STEM with something for everyone along the wayl

One part wonder and another part information, this is a beautiful homage to the amazing unseen world of scientific processes.  What will those atoms do next?

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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