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Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun

Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun

Janice VanCleave

ISBN: 978-0-471-73187-0

Oct 2005

240 pages

$9.99

Description

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 energy--including heat, sound, electricity, and light--and 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
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.