Ace Your Physical Science Project: Great Science Fair Ideas

Ace Your Physical Science Project: Great Science Fair Ideas

by Robert Gardner, Madeline P. Goodstein, Thomas R. Rybolt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766032256

ISBN-13: 9780766032255

Pub. Date: 06/01/2009

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated

Experiment with Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Learn all about physics and the states of matter with the fun science experiments in this book. Find out if you can make water flow upward, if carbon dioxide is heavier than air, and more! Many experiments include ideas you can use for your science fair.

Overview

Experiment with Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Learn all about physics and the states of matter with the fun science experiments in this book. Find out if you can make water flow upward, if carbon dioxide is heavier than air, and more! Many experiments include ideas you can use for your science fair.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766032255
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Ace Your Physics Science Project Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Science Fair Project Ideas 7

The Scientific Method 8

Science Fairs 10

Safety First 10

Chapter 1 Matter: Gases, Liquids, and Solids 13

1.1 The States of Matter 15

1.2 Measuring the Volume of Matter 19

1.3 Measuring the Mass in Matter 27

1.4 Finding the Density of Liquids and Solids 31

1.5 Density and Floating 35

Chapter 2 The Properties of Liquids 37

2.1 Experimenting With Solutions 38

2.2 What Is the Effect of Temperature on Solubility? 40

2.3 Liquids in Liquids 43

2.4 Exploring Emulsions 45

2.5 Viscosity (Thickness) of Liquids 46

2.6 Is It Solid or Liquid? 48

Chapter 3 The Properties of Water 49

3.1 Can a Needle Float? 51

3.2 Demonstrating Surface Tension 56

3.3 Seeing Cohesion and Adhesion 60

3.4 Can You Power Water Down a String? 62

3.5 Can You Make Water Flow Upward? 64

3.6 Experimenting With a Siphon 66

3.7 Capillary Action 69

Chapter 4 The Properties of Gases 71

4.1 What Is in an "Empty" Jar? 72

4.2 Air Pushing Water Out of the Way 74

4.3 Is Carbon Dioxide Heavier Than Air? 78

4.4 Measuring the Mass of Air 80

4.5 Measuring the Mass of Water in Air and in Water 81

4.6 Measuring the Mass of Gases 85

4.7 Finding the Density of Carbon Dioxide Gas 87

Chapter 5 Physical and Chemical Changes 91

5.1 Making Solids Disappear 93

5.2 Makind Solids Reappear 98

5.3 Making a Liquid Reappear (and a Gas Appear) 101

5.4 Temperature and Making Liquids Disappear 103

5.5 Making Solids Disappear as Liquids Appear and Vice Versa 106

5.6 Making a Liquid Appear in a Chemical Reaction 110

5.7 Observing Diffusion of Liquids and Gases 112

5.8 How Does Sugar Affect the Freezing Point of Water? 118

5.9 HowDoes Salt Affect Carbonated Beverages? 121

5.10 How Does Phosphoric Acid Affect Metal Oxides? 123

Further Reading and Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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