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Title:
Physics lab in the home
Author:
Friedhoffer, Robert.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
80 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Explores such topics in physics as the properties of water, transmission of heat, evaporation, and air pressure as seen in home plumbing, refrigerators, and other common items.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
960 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 4 Quiz: 09043 Guided reading level: U.
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ISBN:
9780531113233
Format :
Book

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Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library QC25 .F764 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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This series makes science fun by explaining how such familiar devices as corkscrews, refrigerators, and window shades work.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9‘Friedhoffer explores basic physical principles of common devices and includes some science not found in his earlier volumes. Topics focus primarily on heat transfer, and air and water pressure. These phenomena are explained in terms of household items such as the refrigerator, toilet, and vacuum cleaner. (Noticeably absent are any electrical examples.) The explanations are clear and straightforward; in several places there are also simple demonstrations to build and perform using common objects. Black-and-white line drawings appear throughout. A list of resources, including Internet sites, is appended.‘Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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