Housewares Store

Housewares Store

by Bob Friedhoffer, Joe Hosking, Robert Friedhoffer
     
 

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What do an egg slicer and a wrench have in common? They both act as levers. This series makes science fun by explaining how familiar devices work. As a readers discover the secrets behind corkcrews, coffee percolators, and window shades, they will also learn about basic science principles.

By examining devices found in any housewares store, students can see science

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What do an egg slicer and a wrench have in common? They both act as levers. This series makes science fun by explaining how familiar devices work. As a readers discover the secrets behind corkcrews, coffee percolators, and window shades, they will also learn about basic science principles.

By examining devices found in any housewares store, students can see science in action. They will begin to understand the physical principles behind centripetal force, friction, permeability, density, and heat transmission.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-There have been a number of recent books that explore the science of everyday materials. Friedhoffer's title, a companion to Physics Lab in a Hardware Store (Watts, 1996), is a fine addition to the genre. So much so, that teachers may want to grab this book before their students do. The author does a particularly good job of relating devices to simple tools such as the lever and the screw. For example, he points out that the ice-cream scoop combines a second-class lever and gears. Other topics include heat, friction, and density. Explanations are clear and simple. Black-and-white drawings accompany most of the devices and, in the lever and screws section, aid significantly in explaining the physics. A glossary of terms is also helpful. A lively and informative presentation.-Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531158241
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
Physical Science Labs Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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