by Chantal W.

Going to State Fair offers plenty of opportunities to examine physical forces like gravity, friction and drag. This year there will be more than 70 rides in the Midway. If kids want to learn more about forces and motion after their ride, here are some selections at Rockwall County Library:

Diehn, Andi. Forces: Physical Science for Kids.Faust, Daniel. Motion: Examining Interaction.

Faust, Daniel. Motion: Examining Interaction.

Smibert, Angie. Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum and Magnets.

If cooking is more to their taste, check out the cooking demonstrations and contests. Cooking can also be a great segue into chemistry. Look for these books that can help parents turn their kitchen into a chemistry lab.

Adolphe, Jonathan. Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments.

Brown, Cynthia. Kitchen Chemistry.

Heinecke, Liz Lee. Chemistry For Kids.

Visiting animals in the petting zoo, in the barns, or visiting the Go Texan pavilion at the Texas State Fair may pique their interest in agriculture. Looks for these books about

Brown, Renata. Gardening Lab for Kids: Garden Art. Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest.

Brown, Renata. Gardening Lab for Kids. Theme Gardening. Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest.

Dellaccio, Tanya. Raising Llamas.

Denmead, Ken. The Geek Dad Book For Aspiring Mad Scientists.