How Do You Stop a Moving Train?
A Physics Book About Forces
Lucy D. Hayes Madeline J. Hayes Srimalie Bassani
Flowerpot Childrens Press
Have you ever wondered how astronauts float in space, or how your pizza gets from your plate to your mouth?In the How Do series, readers are invited to guess and then explore the science behind the right answers. Basic principles of physics, including learning about distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, forces, friction, gravity, and Newton’s laws of motion, are explored through informative and engaging text in this newest addition to the How Do series.
About the How Do series: These visually appealing STEM titles for inquisitive readers and young science enthusiasts, are fully illustrated nonfiction picture books that are a great introduction to various STEM topics. Each title includes facts and figures, simple diagrams and hilarious illustrations and is written in a question-and-answer format to encourage readers to ask questions and guess the answers before exploring the science behind the correct answers.
Lucy Hayes loves learning. She says she loves to learn about anything, but she specifically loves science and math. She has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and is currently working as a high school physics teacher. (She credits her decision to teach to the wonderful teachers in her life). When asking one of her students how she should describe herself, her student replied "weird." Lucy could sense from the tone it was a compliment and has decided to go with it! This is her first book and she hopes some weird shines through.
Madeline Hayes is a self-described science nerd. She loves it! Especially biology and chemistry. She has a B.S. with Honors in chemical and biomolecular engineering, pre-medicine and a minor in chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, class of 2018. Madeline has expertise in engineering, chemistry, and mass cytometry and works using these skills to assist with research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She isn’t sure where her work and learning will take her, but she knows science will be at the core of her career and she credits that love of science to the many awesome teachers she’s had through the years.
Srimalie Bassani lives and works in Mantova, Italy. Her mother has always encouraged her artistic expression, and she is the inspiration for her passion. Her work is full of surprises. She always tries to diversify her style based on every story she illustrates. It's almost impossible to remove her from her writing desk, where she keeps a stack of books and teacups of many colors.