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Author Walker, Pam, 1958-

Title Space and astronomy experiments / Pamela Walker, Elaine Wood.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Facts on File, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  500.5078 WAL    AVAILABLE
Description xx, 152 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Facts on File science experiments.
Facts on File science experiments.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Presents new, tested experiments related to the intriguing fields of space science and astronomy. The experiments are designed to promote interest in science both in and out of the classroom, and to improve critical-thinking skills.
Contents Visible and infrared light -- Coronal ejections -- Speed of electromagnetic energy -- Saturn's rings -- How efficient is a solar panel? -- Kinetic energy of impact -- A simple spectroscope to identify gases -- Viewing Jupiter through a simple telescope -- Sunspot monitor -- How does light intensity vary with distance? -- Flashlight magnitude -- How long is twilight? -- Acceleration due to gravity -- The law of inertia -- Who knows ten constellations? -- The size of the universe -- Rocket science -- Measuring the altitude and speed of a model rocket -- Building a cross-staff -- The parallax effect.
Subject Space astronomy -- Experiments.
Astronomy -- Experiments.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Activity programs.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Activity programs.
Space sciences -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Activity programs.
Space sciences -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Activity programs.
Science projects.
Added Author Wood, Elaine, 1950-
ISBN 9780816078097

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