Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum, and Magnets with Hands-On Science Activities

Illustrated by Micah Rauch
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2020. Where can you experience the laws of motion, the fun of physics, and the chemistry of cotton candy? The fair! In Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum, and Magnets with Hands-On Science Activities, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the forces that rule our world and everything in it by examining the rides, games, and even food you might find at a county fair. Ride the carousel and discover centripetal force. Listen to the music and learn how sound waves travel through the air. Hop on a roller coaster and name the types of energy involved in whizzing you around the track and upside down!
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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2020. Where can you experience the laws of motion, the fun of physics, and the chemistry of cotton candy? The fair!

In Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum, and Magnets with Hands-On Science Activities, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the forces that rule our world and everything in it by examining the rides, games, and even food you might find at a county fair. Ride the carousel and discover centripetal force. Listen to the music and learn how sound waves travel through the air. Hop on a roller coaster and name the types of energy involved in whizzing you around the track and upside down!

Throughout Fairground Physics, hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, and links to online primary resources help readers learn the fundamentals of the physical world!

Try these hands-on physics projects!

  • Create mini bumper cars
  • Make ice cream
  • Design a roller coaster
  • Build a dunk tank
Available In:
Paperback, $17.95
9781619308916
Hardcover, $22.95
9781619308886
Includes: Table of Contents | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8x10 size | 4-color | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Physical Science | Physics

TABLE OF CONTENTS

What Science Can You Find at the Fair?

Introduction
Welcome to the Fair!

Chapter 1
A Little History

Chapter 2
Make Some Motion

Chapter 3
Feel the Force

Chapter 4
Got Energy?

Chapter 5
Have Some Heat

Chapter 6
Ride the Waves

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Essential Questions
Index