Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum, and Magnets with Hands-On Science Activities
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Detailed Book Description
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
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What Science Can You Find at the Fair?
Welcome to the Fair!
A Little History
Make Some Motion
Feel the Force
Have Some Heat
Ride the Waves