Hands-On Science: Forces and Motion

Hands-On Science: Forces and Motion

by Jack Challoner, Maggie Hewson


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These giant books of projects and experiments take a hands-on approach to science concepts. Hundreds of simple and easy experiments explore various scientific principles behind natural phenomena like friction, centrifugal force, and the underlying laws of physics that help make machines work. These fun yet practical experiments make it easy for anyone to become a rocket scientist!
What makes a wind-up toy move? Why do you oil your bicycle chain but not your brake pads? Hands-On Science: Forces and Motion by Sarah Angliss and Maggie Hewson helps kids master the laws of force and motion through simple experiments they can conduct using common household items. Each experiment includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions as well as background information, studies, and results that help kids develop a deeper understanding of the concept.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753469729
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Series: Hands-on Science
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,227,969
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sarah Angliss has worked at the Science Museum in London, England organizing exhibitions and demonstrations for children ages 6-14. She has also writen several children's books on applied and contemporary science.

Maggie Hewson has taught science to elementary and middle school children for 23 years. Her present school is the recipient of the UK's Science School of the Year award.

Table of Contents

Getting started 4

Measuring forces 6

Squeezing and Twisting 8

Explaining gravity 10

Balancing act 12

Under Pressure 14

Floating and sinking 16

Faster and faster 18

Measuring up 20

Friction- the invisible force 22

Force magnifiers 24

Gears-wheels with teeth 26

Circular motion 28

Glossary 30

Websites 31

Index 32

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