Presents practical problems and science fair projects related to engineering and physics, including work dealing with energy conservation, the environment, weather, robots, and other subjects
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Gr 6 Up-Most science project books aim at demonstrating some basic principle(s); this volume goes one step further to emphasize the applications. Goodwin explores extensions of basic laws of physics to simple devices (like a bicycle), environmental technologies, meteorology, and robotics. Some of the projects are quite clever such as designing a practical rocking chair. All utilize household or easily purchased materials. Several call for power tools and, therefore, adult supervision. Clear descriptions of construction are followed by suggestions for more sophisticated applications, some of which require expertise far beyond that of the initial project. Black-and-white drawings and photographs outline the experimental set-up and illustrate some real applications; also included is a short chapter on science fairs. Demonstration books with an engineering focus are not common and this second collection of ideas from this author is a welcome addition.-Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC
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Book Description Franklin Watts, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110531111938
Book Description Franklin Watts. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0531111938 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1146456