This activity book for children features 35 "see-for-yourself" activities that demonstrate basic concepts in mechanics. From making hot air balloons to transfering energy with marbles, the book features a wide range of experiments designed to teach the principles of heat expansion, specific gravity, static and moving fiction, balance, gravity, inertia and momentum, force and more.
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FUNtastic FUNdamentals of simple machines-the basic principles, but not a basic approach! Did you ever see a ping-pong ball dance? Create a balloon Hovercraft? Launch a bottle rocket? These are just three of 35 engaging experiments featured in this lively approach to the subject of mechanics. Children enjoy making and using simple machines. These hands-on activities-accompanied by trivia, whimsical illustrations, and mini-biographies of contributing scientists from ancient and modern times-involve children in learning about such things as energy conservation, centrifugal force, gravity, turbines, wheels, screws, pendulums, friction, air expansion, and levers. Easy and fun to do, but grounded in solid scientific theory, these projects are great for a rainy day at home, or to supplement a school science program. Each one can be completed in less than an hour, using inexpensive materials found around the house, such as pop bottles, needles, cans, candles, and balloons. And you don't have to be a physics expert: any parent or teacher can "start the ball rolling" with the step-by-step instructions, materials list, background material, and expected outcome provided with every experiment. Formerly a title in the vastly popular Physics for Kids series from TAB/McGraw-Hill, this new edition is thoroughly revised and illustrated, with many new experiments to captivate children ages 8 and up. From the wheels that make the world go round to the science of flight, Mechanics fundamentals will set the ball rolling on a lifelong interest in the world of physics.About the Author:
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070718075
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-132-57-1085001