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Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes : 30+ Amazing Science Projects You Can Build for Less than $1 - Curt Gabrielson

Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes

30+ Amazing Science Projects You Can Build for Less than $1


Published: 1st February 2008
For Ages: 9+ years old
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Kids will learn how things they encounter every day operate by building their own models with this hands-on activity book. Projects include building a working model of the human hand’s muscles, bones, and tendons using drinking straws, tape, and string; using a pair of two-liter bottles and a length of rubber tubing to learn how a toilet flushes; and discovering how musical instruments make sounds by fashioning a harmonica, saxophone, drum, flute, or oboe. All devices are designed to use recycled or nearly free materials and common tools. Kids are encouraged to modify and improve the designs, or create an entirely new device using the concepts explored. Each project includes materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, a summary of the science concept demonstrated, and follow-up questions to gauge student understanding for use in the classroom.

Electricity and magnetism: Holiday light circuit -- Crane -- Electric car -- Electrostatics -- Magnetic spinner -- Solenoid and speaker -- Sound, light, and perception: Chirping bird and cuica -- Musica: Saxophone, harmonica, guitar, bull roarer, oboe, and sucker -- Xylophone and marimba -- Kaleidoscope -- Thaumatrope -- Mechanics: Balancing acts -- Catapult -- Dangling spinner -- Mini-bot -- Rubber band racer -- Voladores de Papantla ("birdmen of papantla") -- Fluids and aerodynamics: Airplanes -- Flying fish -- Helicopters -- Hydraulic butterfly -- Stomp rockets -- Toilet -- Tornado -- Biology: Eye model -- Fingers of the hand -- Heart pump -- Lung model -- Chemistry: Cartesian divers -- Oil on water -- Gak and oobleck -- Appendixes: Bringing these projects into the classroom -- About the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop -- Index.

ISBN: 9781613742969
ISBN-10: 1613742967
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4+
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Chicago Review Press