The Physics of Fun
Pulleys Pull Their Weight
Simple Machines for Kids
Coming October 2023 What if an elephant sat on your book and refused to move. How could you lift it? Very carefully! In Pulleys Pull Their Weight: Simple Machines for Kids, readers solve the problem of a heavy elephant by learning about forces and how we can increase the amount we can lift simply by using$13.95 - $20.95
With 25 Science Projects for Kids
What do you think of when you hear the word “robot?” Real robots might look different from what you imagine! In Robotics: With 25 Science Projects for Kidslearn about robots past and present and discover the programming and mechanics that make them work. Essential questions, fun facts, and hands-on STEM experiments make this book a$14.95 - $19.95
25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat
From the minute life begins, food makes you strong, helps you grow, and gives you energy. But do you take that ham sandwich for granted? You might not give a lot of thought to where your food comes from, how it got to you, what's really in it, or what it does for you. Food:$7.45 - $10.45
Physical Science for Kids
This installment in Picture Book Science, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers to observe lots of different kinds of waves, including those found in water, wheat, a baseball stadium, and even invisible waves! By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations and quick experiments,$9.95 - $19.95
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Detailed Book Description
Why are you able to jump higher from a trampoline than from the ground? What forces are at work when you do an ollie on a skateboard?
The answer is: physics! In The Physics of Fun, kids ages 12 to 15 explore the science behind awesome activities that kids love. From Newton’s laws of motion to the behavior of electrons, the science of physics is an integral part of any amusement park, play center, video arcade, or home gaming center.
Links to online media, discussion questions, and career connections offer middle schoolers the chance to do some real, hands-on science around fun activities they already enjoy!
Try these STEM activities!
- Use a skateboard to demonstrate inertia
- Investigate the transfer and conservation of energy on a trampoline
- Build a guitar to explore sound waves
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The World Runs on Science
Forces of Skateboarding
Motion and Energy of Snowboarding
Spring of a Trampoline
Form a Band: Waves of Sound and Light
Video Game Sparks: Electricity