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Space and astronomy experiments

Author: Pam Walker; Elaine Wood
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2010.
Series: Facts on File science experiments.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents new, tested experiments related to the intriguing fields of space science and astronomy. The experiments are designed to promote interest in science both in and out of the classroom, and to improve critical-thinking skills.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Walker; Elaine Wood
ISBN: 9780816078097 0816078092
OCLC Number: 290487219
Description: xx, 152 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Visible and infrared light --
Coronal ejections --
Speed of electromagnetic energy --
Saturn's rings --
How efficient is a solar panel? --
Kinetic energy of impact --
A simple spectroscope to identify gases --
Viewing Jupiter through a simple telescope --
Sunspot monitor --
How does light intensity vary with distance? --
Flashlight magnitude --
How long is twilight? --
Acceleration due to gravity --
The law of inertia --
Who knows ten constellations? --
The size of the universe --
Rocket science --
Measuring the altitude and speed of a model rocket --
Building a cross-staff --
The parallax effect.
Series Title: Facts on File science experiments.
Responsibility: Pamela Walker, Elaine Wood.

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The field of space and astronomy is devoted to the study of the heavenly bodies, their behavior, and characteristics. Presenting experiments from various areas, including physics and geology, this  Read more...

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