Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
In the next of the Acadia Files series, Acadia Greene carries her search for answers into winter. A melting snowman leads her?of course!?to explore climate change and how to reduce her carbon footprint. The helium balloons at her eleventh birthday party beg questions — naturally! — of molecular structure, weights of gases, and neutral buoyancy. An afternoon making paper airplanes brings discoveries in aerodynamics. Tracks in the snow raise questions of how animals survive the winter. And an afternoon of sledding slides right into an investigation of momentum, acceleration, and friction. Acadia doesn't mean to do science — it just happens. She's curious, determined, bold, and bright — a wonderful STEAM ambassador!
The Acadia Files is a fun introduction to the wonders of science, using real—world scenarios to make scientific inquiry relatable and understandable. Parents and educators can use The Acadia Files to let kids discover for themselves what it's like to be curious about the world and to satisfy that curiosity with scientific thinking.
About the authors
KATIE COPPENS lives in Freeport, Maine, with her husband and two children. She is an award-winning middle-school teacher of science and language arts, and her books include a teacher’s guide for the National Science Teachers Association entitled Creative Writing in Science.
Holly Hatam est une fille qui aime porter des vêtements roses et brillants, et parfois, elle porte une cape pour combattre des dragons. Elle est l’illustratrice de Chère fille, et What Matters. Holly habite à Whitby, en Ontario.
Holly Hatam is a girl who sometimes likes to wear something pink and sparkly and sometimes dons a cape and fights dragons. She is the illustrator of Chère fille, and What Matters. Holly lives in Whitby, Ontario.