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Learn all about physics with hands-on experiments and do-it-yourself projects Created in partnership with Thames & Kosmos, a leading brand in the specialty toy and game market, Fun Physics Projects for Tomorrow's Rocket Scientistslets you experience the thrill of scientific discovery. Each project is described, step by step, and illustrated with clear, easy-to-follow photographs. Explanations of the science behind the projects include historical profiles of the discoverers. Build devices with your own hands and use software to measure and quantify your findings. Suitable for classroom use, home study, science fairs, Scouting projects, or just having fun, the book features a variety of simple physics projects covering speed, weight, motion, projectiles, kinetic energy, collisions, liquids, heat, sound, refraction, electricity, and much more. All projects can all be built with easy-to-find materials. You'll get tips for setting up your own home workbench, safely handling materials, operating your finished devices, and using the skills you acquire from the book's projects for further experimentation and exploration. A fun and engaging introduction to physics The projects and activities in the book cover a wide range of physics topics Reader-friendlyideal for younger hobbyists or anyone looking for an introduction to physics A great self-teaching guide that's also an excellent supplement for home schooling or tutoringno previous knowledge of physics required
Table of Contents
Introduction Ch 1: Cruise Contro1: Constant Speed Ch 2: Stop and Go: Changing Speed Ch 3: Free Fall: What Goes Up Must Come Down Ch 4: Getting Heavy: Weight Ch 5: Rock and Roll: The Physics of Ramps Ch 6: Storming the Castle: Projectiles! Ch 7: Back and Forth: Motion That Repeats Ch 8: Acceleration: Newton’s Laws of Motion Ch 9: Merry Go Round: Moving in Circles Ch 10: Moving Forward with Kinetic Energy Ch 11: Find the Center: Balancing Objects Ch 12: Did You See What I Saw: Fulcrums and Spinning Forces Ch 13: Whacks and Bangs; The Physics of Collisions Ch 14: Big Gulp: The Physics of Liquids Ch 15: Up and Away: The Physics of Balloons Ch 16: Hot Times: The Physics of Heat Ch 17: Getting Loud: The Physics of Sound Ch 18: Reflecting and Refracting Light: The Physics of Mirrors and Lenses Ch 19: Charge It Up! Getting to Know Electricity Ch 20: Parallel or Series? Basic DC circuits Ch 21 The Cost of Electricity Appendixes: A The Complete Parts List B Mathematical Extensions C Suggested Additional Reading INDEX