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

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

By: Janice VanCleave (author)Paperback

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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"; and, "Physics".

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Janice VanCleave is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of more than forty children's science books that have sold over two million copies and a resident science fair authority on discovery.com.


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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/11/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780471330998
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780471330998
  • weight: 323
  • ISBN10: 047133099X

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