Science Web Reader: Physics

Science Web Reader: Physics

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By (author) Jim Henderson, By (author) Nigel Heslop, By (author) Stuart Kellington, By (author) Averil McDonald, By (author) John Osborne, By (author) Mary Ratcliffe, By (author) Richard Robinson, By (author) Joan Solomon

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  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 270mm x 4mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 25 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0174387393
  • ISBN 13: 9780174387398
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour artwork and photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,102,993

Product description

This book is designed to encourage students to enjoy reading about Science. It provides resources to support Ideas and Evidence in Science, and offers a wide variety of writing styles, including playlets, cartoons and stories. It contains differing levels of readability and scientific content, and provides exercises to encourage thinking skills and writing ability. Exercises presented, can be used for homework, class activities and individual study. It contains full colour artwork and photographs.

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Table of contents

Caroline Herschel - the work of Caroline and William Herschel, Joan Solomon; earthquake! - how scientists are designing buildings to withstand earthquakes, Averil Macdonald; inventing electric light - the work of Thomas Edison, Jonathan Osborne; energy - an eternal delight? - a story set in the future, a young girl looks at energy resources, Jim Henderson; energy for living in the Alps - how energy is supplied to a remote Alpine refuge, Steuart Kellington; I want an anti-gravity mat for Christmas - a young boy thinks about a world without gravity, Joan Solomon; the big wheel keeps on turning - the story of the design and construction of the London Eye, Jim Henderson; mountains of the moon - a cartoon story of Galileo's observations of the moon, Joan Solomon; mad inventors - a light-hearted look at unusual inventions, Richard Robinson; taking a barometer up the mountain - an historical story recounting the work of Galileo, Torriceli and Pascal on barometers, Joan Solomon; let's build a cliff railway - levers and forces used to good effect in an unusual cliff railway, Steuart Kellington; it's not worth the risk - a scientific approach to risk assessment, Mary Ratcliffe; solar panels around the world - the use of solar cells in providing electricity, Steuart Kellington; sound it out - the science of sound, Averil Macdonald; from frisbees to spiral galaxies - the physics of spin, Joan Solomon; strange rays in Wurzburg - a diary account of the discovery of x-rays, Jim Henderson; the steam engine, the telegraph and the murderer - how science and technology led to a murderer's arrest, Joan Solomon; a central sun - Thomas Recorde tells the story of Copernicus, Jim Henderson; voyager - voyagers 1 and 2 explore the solar system, Nigel Heslop; reflecting on light - the importance of reflection, Averil Macdonald.