Great Moments In Science

Great Moments In Science

by Kendall Haven
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563083558

ISBN-13: 9781563083556

Pub. Date: 02/15/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Significant moments of scientists' discoveries and inventions come alive in these 12 scripts based on stories in Marvels of Science. Linked with each are student experiments that parallel or simulate the actual experiments in the story. For example, young learners can enact the process by which Galileo developed his Law of Falling Objects. Detailed directions and

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Overview

Significant moments of scientists' discoveries and inventions come alive in these 12 scripts based on stories in Marvels of Science. Linked with each are student experiments that parallel or simulate the actual experiments in the story. For example, young learners can enact the process by which Galileo developed his Law of Falling Objects. Detailed directions and step-by-step instructions guide students through experiments in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, rocketry, genetics, and other major fields of science. Great Moments in Science has been used as a recommended text at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563083556
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/1996
Series:
Readers Theatre Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Teetering at the Beginning of Knowledge: Archimedes' discovery of the lever principle in 259 B. C.1
The Fall of Galileo: Galileo Galilei's discovery of the law of falling objects in 159821
A Weighty Matter: Evangelista Torricelli's discovery of air pressure in 164239
Apples, Moons, and Questions: Isaac Newton's discovery of the principle of gravity in 166655
A Spark of Genius: Benjamin Franklin's discovery of the nature of electricity in 175073
Friction in the Factory: Count Rumford's discovery of the nature of heat in 179191
A Gold Medal Speck of Light: Maria Mitchell's discovery of a comet in 1847109
Spontaneous War: Louis Pasteur's discovery of microorganisms in 1858129
Green Pea, Yellow Pea: Gregor Mendel's formulation of the theory of heredity in 1865149
Launching a Scientist: Robert Goddard's attempts to develop a rocket in 1888167
A Glowing Discovery: Marie Curie's discovery of radioactivity in 1897-1901187
A Crystal-Clear View of Science: Dorothy Hodgkin's discovery of the composition of penicillin in 1943207
Index221
About The Author227

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