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Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound

ISBN: 978-0-471-54284-1
256 pages
April 1991
Janice VanCleave
How do magnets work? What makes a curve ball curve? What keeps an airplane in the air? How can a pulley make you five times stronger? Now you can learn the answers to these and other questions about basic physics through 101 fun, safe, low-cost experiments and activities that can be performed at home or in the classroom. In Physics for Every Kid, you'll learn about gravity from funnels that seem to defy nature by rolling up hill. Using a balloon as a power source, you'll make a fluorescent light bulb glow and learn how electrons are used to produce light. And you'll levitate a Ping-Pong ball to understand aerodynamics. Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home. Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave: Astronomy for Every Kid Biology for Every Kid Chemistry for Every Kid Dinosaurs for Every Kid Earth Science for Every Kid Geography for Every Kid Geometry for Every Kid The Human Body for Every Kid Math for Every Kid
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Partial table of contents:

ELECTRICITY.

Glow.

Hot.

Don't Touch.

MAGNETS.

Floating Needle.

Magnetic Strength.

Line Up.

BUOYANCY.

Rising Bottle.

Floating Boat.

GRAVITY.

Up Hill.

Pendulum.

BALANCE.

Over the Edge.

Downward.

Heavy Air.

FLIGHT.

Lift Off.

Curve Ball.

Floating Ball.

SIMPLE MACHINES.

Lifter.

Pumps.

Wheel and Axle.

INERTIA.

Crash!.

Plop!.

Thump!.

MOTION.

Balloon Rocket.

Helicopter.

Energy Change.

LIGHT.

Waves.

Polarized Light.

Blinker.

HEAT.

Chilling.

Explosive.

SOUND.

Boom!.

Singing Glass.

Phonograph.

Glossary.

Index.
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