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Children's Nonfiction Physics

Let's Clean Up!

Unpacking the Science of Messy Rooms with Statistical Physics

by (author) Chris Ferrie

Initial publish date
Aug 2020
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Equip the next generation of scientists with a brand new series from Chris Ferrie, the #1 science author for kids!

Why is it so hard for Red Kangaroo to keep her room clean? According to Dr. Chris, the answer is as easy as counting! Come along with Red Kangaroo to learn about entropy, thermodynamics, and the statistical physics at play in her messy room!

Chris Ferrie offers a kid-friendly introduction to statistical physics in this installment of his new Everyday Science Academy series. With real-world and practical examples, young readers will have a firm grasp of scientific and mathematical concepts to help answer many of their "why" questions.

Perfect for elementary-aged children and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.

Backmatter includes a glossary, comprehension questions aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy, and experiments kids can easily do at school or at home!

About the author

Contributor Notes

Dr. Chris Ferrie is a physicist, mathematician, and father of four budding young scientists. Dr. Chris's lab is in Sydney, Australia, where he loves answering questions from students of all ages! Red Kangaroos also live in Australia, but don't seem to be as interested in science.

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