READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ Finding the Speed of Light

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DOWNLOAD Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub À Mark Weston Lieve that light traveled Like many paradigm shattering discoveries Romer’s was accidental Night after night he was timing the disappearance and reappearance of Jupiter’s moon Io behind the huge distant planet Eventually he realize. A very unusual treatment of a STEM topic that is sure to catch the interest of young readersOle Romer was the astronomer in 1676 that realized that light travels at a given speed He based his theory on careful research and observation proving it with mathThis biography is light and fast It covers only the years that Romer was developing his theory and publicizing his results Weston has done a great job of writing at a level that kids understand including a little levity by adding some puns and tongue in cheek comments His science is sound Rebecca Evans knocks this one into outer space through the use of word bubbles and frames to move the story ahead Rich colors and cartoon humor make this remarkable book fun to look at Much of the story can be deciphered through the illustrations making this appeal to a younger readerInclude this in your next unit on the solar system Recommended for PreS grade 5

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READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ Finding the Speed of Light Ø More than two centuries before Einstein using a crude telescope and a mechanical timepiece Dutch astronomer Ole Romer measured the speed of light with astounding accuracy How was he able to do this when most scientists didn’t even believe that light traveled Like many paradigm shatterin D that the discrepancies in his measurements could have only one explanation Light had a speed and it took longer to reach Earth when Earth was farther from Jupiter All he needed then to calculate light’s speed was some fancy geometr. Good illustrations and good explanation of the concept of the speed of lightalthough it was very wordy But then again explaining the concept of speed of light can't be summarized My favorite part was the interjection of goofy humor throughout

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Finding the Speed of LightMore than two centuries before Einstein using a crude telescope and a mechanical timepiece Dutch astronomer Ole Romer measured the speed of light with astounding accuracy How was he able to do this when most scientists didn’t even be. I wanted to like this book but although the information it conveys is good the format really bugged me Instead of traditional full page spreads the illustrations are split into comic book like panels full of dialogue bubbles Some pages contain a large serious illustration and a smaller inset illustration solely for comic relief; other pages are evenly divided into narrative panels The text of the book is given in block panels arranged among the main illustrations and it's typeset in a chunky marker font that looks like the second cousin of Comic Sans Then there's the peripheral text in the speech bubbles on every single pageThe speech bubbles rarely have anything to do with the narrative instead jaunting off into puerile attempts at humor in excruciatingly modern dialogue I presume they were intended to keep kids interested in the story and perhaps give context by showing glimpses of Ole Romer's life — but they fail in the former respect by distracting from the narrative rather than supporting it with interesting tidbits and they fail in the latter respect because they show irrelevant material that is primarily fantasized Sure maybe Ole Romer liked ice cream but having people commenting on ice cream every few panels is unrealistic and annoying and for our only glimpse of his engineering work for the fountains of the King of France's garden to be a panel of Ole stating that one of the pipes in his design is for an ice cream fountain is downright insulting Kids aren't idiots and a picture book biography should be a biography The cheap jokes aren't funny and they drag down the story by constantly jolting away from the narrative On the rare occasion when the comic panels weren't distracting they just reiterated the text and still didn't add anything useful to the bookThis book gets three stars anyway because it does tell the story of Ole Romer's discovery of the speed of light and that is a fascinating subject I would love if this story had gotten the serious treatment and respectful delivery given to Nothing Stopped Sophie The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain or Counting on Katherine How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 or The Crayon Man the True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons or Hedy Lamarr's Double Life Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor — or any of the hundred of picture book biographies I've read in the past few years The narrative text itself was engaging and took itself seriously after all and that makes me so wistful for what this could have been With the text set in a dignified serif font beside life like oil paintings in full page spreads depicting period details and the wonders of the heavens this book could have been luminous As it is it's a second rate delivery of a wonderful story that deserves to be widely known view spoilerPerhaps in the style of Torben Kuhlmann If I'm going to dream let me dream The art of Michael Dooling Bagram Ibatoulline and EB Lewis are also good examples of styles that would suit the tone of the narrative hide spoiler