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Wile E Coyote, Physical Science Genius

Find out why that poor coyote never actually catches the speedy roadrunner in these clever science books for young physicists.

Wile E. Coyote, physical science genius (series) by Suzanne Slade and Mark Weakland. Capstone Press, 2014.

  • Zap! Experiments with energy
  • Splat: Experiments with states of matter
  • Thud: Experiments with forces of motion
  • Smash: Experiments with simple machines

This series turns Looney Tunes into science books. Each volume explains how, if Wile E. Coyote would just use his brains, he would catch Road Runner. Because of the principles of physics (simple machines, forces of motion, states of matter and energy), you find out why Wile’s traps don’t work. The illustrations are just like what you would see in the cartoons with additional scientific explanations. Highly recommended for young coyotes chasing roadrunners and readers building traps. New titles also available.

This joint review was created by Megan and her 11yo son, Henry.

Cautions: None

Overall rating: 3.5 stars

  • Artistic: 3.5 stars
  • Worldview: 3.5 stars
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  1. Jana Brown says

    These look like fun books!
    One question: Why do you not link to Amazon or B&N in your reviews? Would be so handy for the reader, and earn a little for you, right?

    • Megan says

      Thanks for asking, Jana! Late night oversight on my part. I added the link for our readers’ convenience. 🙂

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