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Title:
Junk drawer physics : 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing
Author:
Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
xiii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
A children's instructional book on how to use readily available materials to turn the house into a science lab Physics teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies, or less. Turn a plastic cup into a pinhole camera using waxed paper, a rubber band, and a thumbtack. Build a swinging wave machine using a series of washers suspended on strings from a yardstick.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. Forces and motion : Mesmerizing CD top ; Grocery list tug-of-war ; Jar spin ; Floating coin ; Crash test dummy ; Rolling uphill ; Cork accelerometer ; Spinning force machine ; Paper drop ; Weightless cup ; See-saw candles -- 2. Energy : Baloon shooter ; Clothespin catapult ; Door-to-door launcher ; Ball blaster ; Quick freeze ice ; Swing your partner ; Wobble ball -- 3. Sound and waves : Straw oboe ; Straw trombone ; Wave machine ; Swinging wave machine ; Rubber maraca ; Rubber band man ; Air horn -- 4. Light : Pinhole camera ; Up periscope ; Wacky waterfall ; Star gazer ; What color is it? ; Crazy shadows ; Flash of color ; Capture the cross ; Pringles planetarium ; Kaleidofoilscope ; The never ending flame ; To infinity and beyond -- 5. Electricity and magnetism : Roll with it can ; Spinning straws ; Super speed motor ; Pencil lead lightbulb ; Burning steel ; No-touch race car ; Crazy chaos pendulum ; Electric magnet -- 6. Fluids and pressure : Snow globe ; Super squirt bottle ; Plumber strength ; Unspillable water ; Tornado in a bottle ; Pop bottle ; Ketchup diver ; Double trouble.
Reading Level:
9+

890 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781613749203

9781480655218
Format :
Book