Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids
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Praise for other books in this series:
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“Explore Electricity is written for an elementary age level, but middle school students would enjoy learning about historical background on electricity while completing the electricity projects. The contents of this book will captivate students with the electrifying topics. This book is a well-written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents.”
Explore Simple Machines!
National Science Teachers Association
“This is not your usual activity book. Written for the student, with inquiry in mind, the explanations are simple and easy to follow, and there is an explanation of what is happening and questions to extend the learning. I would use [Explore Simple Machines] with young scientists in my class, and I would also put the materials in a center for young children to explore, make, and do . . . I honestly didn't think simple machines were fun or easy to understand. This book changed that for me and for my students.”
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Detailed Book Description
AVAILABLE APRIL 2020. How does a car move from one place to another? How does the lawnmower eat up the grass? How do cranes lift such heavy objects?
From ancient times to now, engines have powered the activities of people’s lives. Engines! With Science Projects for Kids invites readers ages 7 to 10 to explore engines and deepen their understanding of the history of engines, what makes them hum, and all the special jobs they do for humans. Learn about heat engines that power everything from trains to cars to planes to nuclear power plants. Explore electric motors and the magnetism that makes them run. Discover pneumatic motors that work with air and hydraulic motors that work with fluids! Plus, learn about some engines you might not have even heard of before—engines in nature that exist at the both the universal and the molecular levels!
Explore engines through 25 hands-on, science-minded projects plus fascinating facts, essential questions, links to online resources, and even jokes help support deeper learning!
Try these hands-on engineering projects!
- Construct a rubber band heat engine
- Build a simple circuit
- Demonstrate pressurized air by lifting books
- Build a milk-carton conveyor belt
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Explore Engines!
Hot Burning Fuel: Heat Engines
A Magnetic Attraction: Electric Motors
Powered by Air: Pneumatic Motors
Fluids Under Pressure: Hydraulic Motors
Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock: Clockwork Motors