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Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications: Easy-to-Use Labs and Demonstrations for Grades 8 - 12

Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications: Easy-to-Use Labs and Demonstrations for Grades 8 - 12

James Cunningham, Norman Herr

ISBN: 978-0-876-28845-0

Mar 1994

672 pages

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This comprehensive collection of nearly 200 investigations, demonstrations, mini-labs, and other activities uses everyday examples to make physics concepts easy to understand. For quick access, materials are organized into eight units covering Measurement, Motion, Force, Pressure, Energy & Momentum, Waves, Light, and Electromagnetism. Each lesson contains an introduction with common knowledge examples, reproducible pages for students, a "To the Teacher" information section, and a listing of additional applications students can relate to. Over 300 illustrations add interest and supplement instruction.

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About the Authors.

About the Resource.

UNIT ONE: MEASUREMENT.

Units.

Indirect Measurement.

Scaling.

UNIT TWO: MOTION.

Center of Mass.

Inertia.

Velocity and Acceleration.

Periodic Motion.

UNIT THREE: FORCE.

Force.

Buoyant Force.

Friction.

Torque.

UNIT FOUR: PRESSURE.

Air Pressure.

Vapor Pressure.

Fluid Pressure.

Fluids in Motion.

UNIT FIVE: ENERGY AND MOMENTUM.

Work and Power.

Potential and Kinetic Energy.

Momentum.

Machines.

UNIT SIX: WAVES.

Waves.

Sound.

Transmission of Sound.

Frequency and Wavelength of Sound.

Wave Properties of Sound.

UNIT SEVEN: LIGHT.

Reflection.

Refraction.

Interference and Diffraction.

Polarization.

Optics.

Color.

UNIT EIGHT: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.

Electrostatics.

Circuits.

Magnetism.

Electromagnetism.

Appendix.

Index of concepts to investigate..