Great Moments In Science

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563083556
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/1996
  • Series: Readers Theatre Series
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

KENDALL HAVEN is a nationally recognized master storyteller and the author of numerous books, including Marvels of Math, Write Right!, and Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers. A former research scientist, he is based in Fulton, California.

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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 1598 21
A Weighty Matter: Evangelista Torricelli's discovery of air pressure in 1642 39
Apples, Moons, and Questions: Isaac Newton's discovery of the principle of gravity in 1666 55
A Spark of Genius: Benjamin Franklin's discovery of the nature of electricity in 1750 73
Friction in the Factory: Count Rumford's discovery of the nature of heat in 1791 91
A Gold Medal Speck of Light: Maria Mitchell's discovery of a comet in 1847 109
Spontaneous War: Louis Pasteur's discovery of microorganisms in 1858 129
Green Pea, Yellow Pea: Gregor Mendel's formulation of the theory of heredity in 1865 149
Launching a Scientist: Robert Goddard's attempts to develop a rocket in 1888 167
A Glowing Discovery: Marie Curie's discovery of radioactivity in 1897-1901 187
A Crystal-Clear View of Science: Dorothy Hodgkin's discovery of the composition of penicillin in 1943 207
Index 221
About The Author 227
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