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75 easy physics demonstrations

Author: Thomas Kardos; Nicholas Soloway
Publisher: Portland, Me. : J. Weston Walch, ©1996.
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This book includes popular and successful demonstrations from the author's own thirty years of teaching. You can perform all these activities with readily available materials and equipment. Each demonstration provides a brief introduction to review key concepts and a list of materials needed for the activity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Kardos; Nicholas Soloway
ISBN: 0825128064 9780825128066
OCLC Number: 35455788
Notes: "Teacher book 0-28064"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 104 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Physical change and properties of matter --
Energy waves and energy forms --
Energy is not matter --
Energy (heat) expands matter --
Absorption of heat --
Radiant energy --
Vacuum bottles --
Kinetic molecular theory: states of matter --
Pressure of air --
Air pressure and soda can --
Work from air pressure --
Light travels in a straight line --
Pinhole camera --
Angle of incidence equals angle of reflection --
Mirror images: depth --
Bending light: laws of refraction --
Motion picture effect --
electromagnetic spectrum --
Frequency, wavelength, and amplitude --
The light spectrum: color of objects --
Laser light --
Lenses --
Refraction of light #1 --
Refraction of light #2 --
Breaking light apart --
Potential energy #1 --
Potential energy #2 --
Speed, velocity, and friction --
Acceleration --
Bernoulli's principle --
Newton's third law of motion --
Magnets and poles --
Making a magnet --
Inducing magnetism --
Magnetic fields --
Magnetic compass --
Destroying a magnet --
Static electricity --
Static electricity: Van de Graaff generator --
Electricity makes a magnet --
Electromagnets --
Making electromagnets stronger --
Inducing electricity by magnetism --
Inducing electricity: electromagnets --
Series circuits --
Parallel circuits --
Short circuits --
Measuring voltage --
Measuring current --
Measuring resistance --
Ohm's law --
Thermometers and temperature --
Calories/calorimeter --
Force: measuring force --
Work: measuring work --
Measuring friction --
Center of gravity --
Lever: mechanical advantage --
Wheel and axle --
Teeter-totter: moment --
The inclined plane --
Pulleys --
Friction and machines --
Gravity --
Acceleration by gravity --
Weight --
Pressure --
Measuring pressure --
Density and specific gravity --
Archimedes' principle --
Making sounds --
Loudness and sound (decibels and amplitude) --
Pitch (frequency) and sound --
Transmission of sound through materials --
Resonance --
Appendix. 1. Temperature conversion (Celsius to Fahrenheit) --
2. Temperature conversion (Fahrenheit to Celsius) --
3. Melting and boiling points of elements --
4. Range of resistances --
5. Coefficients of volume expansion --
6. Electrochemical equivalents --
7. Wavelengths of various radiations --
8. Specific heat of materials --
9. Coefficient of linear expansion --
10. Density of liquids --
11. Altitude, barometer, and boiling point --
12. Specific gravity --
13. Units: conversions and constants.
Other Titles: Seventy-five easy physics demonstrations
Easy physics demonstrations
Responsibility: Thomas Kardos ; illustrated by Nicholas Soloway.

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This book includes popular and successful demonstrations from the author's own thirty years of teaching. You can perform all these activities with readily available materials and equipment. Each demonstration provides a brief introduction to review key concepts and a list of materials needed for the activity.

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