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Beschreibung

How do plants make their own food?

Why do the different strings on a guitar have differentsounds?

What does the color of a star tell you about how hot the staris?

What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, andmicrowaves?

Now you can discover the answers to these and many otherfascinating questions about energy for yourself with thisfun-filled science resource. Packed with illustrations, JaniceVanCleave's Energy for Every Kid presents entertaining, challengingexperiments and activities to help you understand the differenttypes of energy--including heat, sound, electricity, and light--andhow they bring about change in the world around you. You'll developyour problem-solving skills as you create a 'leaping frog' thatturns potential energy into kinetic energy, model sound waves witha Slinky?, use a balloon to demonstrate static electricity, make'sun' tea with solar energy, and much more!

Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list ofmaterials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and aneasy-to-understand explanation. Plus, all projects have beenpretested so you can perform them safely and inexpensively in theclassroom, at a science fair, or at home!

Also available in the Science for Every Kid series:

ASTRONOMY

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

CONSTELLATIONS

DINOSAURS

EARTH SCIENCE

ECOLOGY

GEOGRAPHY

GEOMETRY

THE HUMAN BODY

MATH

OCEANS

PHYSICS

Janice VanCleave is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of more than forty children's science books that have sold over two million copies and a resident science fair authority on discovery.com.

Autorentext
Janice VanCleave is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of more than forty children's science books that have sold over two million copies and a resident science fair authority on discovery.com.

Klappentext
How do plants make their own food?

Why do the different strings on a guitar have different sounds?

What does the color of a star tell you about how hot the star is?

What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, and microwaves?

Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about energy for yourself with this fun-filled science resource. Packed with illustrations, Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid presents entertaining, challenging experiments and activities to help you understand the different types of energyincluding heat, sound, electricity, and lightand how they bring about change in the world around you. You'll develop your problem-solving skills as you create a "leaping frog" that turns potential energy into kinetic energy, model sound waves with a Slinky®, use a balloon to demonstrate static electricity, make "sun" tea with solar energy, and much more!

Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy-to-understand explanation. Plus, all projects have been pretested so you can perform them safely and inexpensively in the classroom, at a science fair, or at home!

Also available in the Science for Every Kid series:

ASTRONOMY

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

CONSTELLATIONS

DINOSAURS

EARTH SCIENCE

ECOLOGY

GEOGRAPHY

GEOMETRY

THE HUMAN BODY

MATH

OCEANS

PHYSICS



Zusammenfassung
How do plants make their own food?

Why do the different strings on a guitar have differentsounds?

What does the color of a star tell you about how hot the staris?

What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, andmicrowaves?

Now you can discover the answers to these and many otherfascinating questions about energy for yourself with thisfun-filled science resource. Packed with illustrations, JaniceVanCleave's Energy for Every Kid presents entertaining, challengingexperiments and activities to help you understand the differenttypes of energy--including heat, sound, electricity, and light--andhow they bring about change in the world around you. You'll developyour problem-solving skills as you create a "leaping frog" thatturns potential energy into kinetic energy, model sound waves witha Slinky?, use a balloon to demonstrate static electricity, make"sun" tea with solar energy, and much more!

Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list ofmaterials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and aneasy-to-understand explanation. Plus, all projects have beenpretested so you can perform them safely and inexpensively in theclassroom, at a science fair, or at home!

Also available in the Science for Every Kid series:

ASTRONOMY

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

CONSTELLATIONS

DINOSAURS

EARTH SCIENCE

ECOLOGY

GEOGRAPHY

GEOMETRY

THE HUMAN BODY

MATH

OCEANS

PHYSICS

Inhalt
Introduction.

1. Moving Stuff
Energy and Work.

2. Constant
The Law of Conservation of Mass and Energy.

3. Basic
Kinetic and Potential Energy.

4. Stored
Potential Energy.

5. On the Move
Kinetic Energy.

6. Sum It Up
The Law of Conservation of Mechanical Energy.

7. Disturbances
Mechanical Waves.

8. Up and Down
Energy Movement in Transverse Waves.

9. Back and Forth
Sound Energy.

10. Energy Bundles
Photons.

11. Through Space
Radiant Energy.

12. Hot to Cold
Heat Transfer.

13. Currents
Transfer by Convection.

14. Warm Up!
Infrared Radiation.

15. Changes
How Thermal Energy Is Measured.

16. Opposite
Electric Charges.

17. Stop and Go
Electricity.

18. Pushers
Batteries.

19. Stick to It!
Magnetic Potential Energy.

20. Changers
Chemical Energy.

21. Equal
Nuclear Energy.

22. Used Up
Nonrenewable Energy Resources.

23. Recycle
Renewable Energy Resources.

24. Collectors
Direct Heating by Solar Energy.

25. Pass It On
Energy Transfers within a Community.

Glossary.

Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid
Untertitel: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun
Autor:
EAN: 9780471731870
ISBN: 978-0-471-73187-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Wiley
Genre: Naturwissenschaft, Technik
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 27.10.2005
Jahr: 2005
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 2.6 MB