Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists

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

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Learn about physics with fun projects and experiments Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists introduces you to essential physics concepts through do-it-yourself projects that you can then use to perform experiments. Experience the thrill of scientific discovery when you observe the physics of motion, including constant speed, acceleration, and free fall, through your own experiments. All of the projects use inexpensive, readily available materials and software. No experience required! Chapters feature:Things You'll Need--lists of all the components and equipment required for each project Be Careful--important safety tips Famous Scientists--introductions to people who've made significant contributions to our understanding of physics Online Videos--link to the author's demonstrations of the projects Step-by-step projects include:Constant-speed vehicle Uniform acceleration fan car Tennis ball cannon to investigate speed and study free fall Trebuchet for observing the force of weight Projectile-motion catapult Water rocket to demonstrate Newton's Laws of Motion Mousetrap-powered car that displays energy transformations Model rocket engine to calculate momentum and impulse Rocket launch ignition system and launch pad Cool model rockets that demonstrate acceleration, speed, and altitudeshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 213.36 x 271.78 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • TAB Books Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • ill
  • 0071798994
  • 9780071798990
  • 102,849

About Alan Gleue

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.show more

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 Resourcesshow more

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