ERIC Number: ED329423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Fun with Physics.
This book shows how physics relates to daily life. Chapters included are: (1) "Physics of Fun" (dealing with the concepts of friction, Bernoulli's principle, lift, buoyancy, adhesion, cohesion, surface tension, gas expansion, waves, light, mirror images, and solar cells); (2) "Physics of Nature" (illustrating the concepts of inertia, static electricity, magnetic fields, echoes, spectrum, color and scattering); (3) "Physics at Home" (describing conductors and insulators, viscosity, pressure, levers, transformers, and the electromagnetic spectrum); and (4) "Physics of Sports" (discussing the center of gravity, elasticity, centripetal force, electric circuits, and action/reaction forces). At the end of each chapter, several activities are introduced. A glossary, index, list of science museums, and a list of additional reading materials are appended. (YP)
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Museums, Physics, Science Activities, Science Interests, Science Materials, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles
National Geographic Society, 17th and M Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
Note: Colored photographs may not reproduce well. Oversized poster and game board have been removed.