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Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists: A Thames & Kosmos Book

Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists: A Thames & Kosmos Book

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By (author) Alan Gleue

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  • Publisher: TAB Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 15mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071798994
  • ISBN 13: 9780071798990
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 333,990

Product description

Learn all about physics with hands-on experiments and do-it-yourself projects Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, a leading brand in the specialty toy and game market, Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists lets you experience the thrill of scientific discovery. Each project is described, step by step, and illustrated with clear, easy-to-follow photographs. Explanations of the science behind the projects include historical profiles of the discoverers. Build devices with your own hands and use software to measure and quantify your findings. Suitable for classroom use, home study, science fairs, Scouting projects, or just having fun, the book features a variety of simple physics projects covering speed, weight, motion, projectiles, kinetic energy, collisions, liquids, heat, sound, refraction, electricity, and much more. All projects can all be built with easy-to-find materials. You'll get tips for setting up your own home workbench, safely handling materials, operating your finished devices, and using the skills you acquire from the book's projects for further experimentation and exploration. A fun and engaging introduction to physics The projects and activities in the book cover a wide range of physics topics Reader-friendly-ideal for younger hobbyists or anyone looking for an introduction to physics A great self-teaching guide that's also an excellent supplement for home schooling or tutoring-no previous knowledge of physics required

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Author information

Alan Gleue is an award-winning high school physics teacher and science department chairperson. He enjoys finding creative ways to engage students in the understanding of science and engineering. In his physics courses, students study motion, thermodynamics, forces, electricity, and optics with many opportunities to complete projects and perform hands-on activities.

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Cruise Control: Constant Speed Chapter 2: Stop and Go: Changing Speed Chapter 3: Free Fall: What Goes Up Must Come Down Chapter 4: Getting Heavy: Weight Chapter 5: Storming the Castle: Projectiles Chapter 6: Acceleration: Newton's Laws of Motion Chapter 7: Moving Forward: Kinetic Energy Chapter 8: Whacks and Bangs: The Physics of Collisions Chapter 9: Blast-off: The Physics of Rocketry Glossary Resources