Making Waves: Finding Out about Rhythmic Motion

Making Waves: Finding Out about Rhythmic Motion

by Bernie Zubrowski, Roy Doty
     
 

Step-by-step instructions are provided to build wave generators, bubble domes, and eighty-legged centipedes and then use the devices to do more than fifty ingenious experiments which demonstrate how wave energy travels through matter. See more details below

Overview

Step-by-step instructions are provided to build wave generators, bubble domes, and eighty-legged centipedes and then use the devices to do more than fifty ingenious experiments which demonstrate how wave energy travels through matter.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Budding scientists can learn about waves as they occur in our daily lives. This book is divided into three sections; the experiments move from waves in water, to waves in solids, and finally to building a model wave machine using easy-to-find materials. Lots of illustrations help to set up the experiments and demonstrate the expected results in this Boston Children's Museum Activity Book.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This book invites young people to find out about rhythmic motion in nature by making wave generators, bubble domes, and four different model machines. The detailed lists of materials needed include suggestions on where to purchase items that are not readily available. Black-line diagrams and easy-to-follow directions are provided, and interesting, open-ended experiments are suggested. Zubrowski gives background information on the basic properties of waves in liquid and solid materials, which encourages reflection on the significance of each project in science and technology. Like the author's other child-tested entries in the series, this title offers exciting, creative activities in an appealing format.-Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA
Carolyn Phelan
This volume from the Boston Children's Museum Activity Book series suggests ways of exploring waves. Zubrowski shows readers how to build equipment and observe waves in water, soap film, plastic and cloth materials, string, and a wave machine constructed with dowels, nails, masking tape, and rubber bands. The step-by-step directions and the use of everyday objects for apparatus make this book useful for students preparing for science fairs as well as for teachers who want to demonstrate waves in their classrooms. Illustrated with cartoonlike line drawings, the experiments look enjoyable as well as useful. Another good resource from a series that involves children in the process of experimentation and observation, rather than simply teaching them about the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688117870
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Series:
Boston Children's Museum Activity Bks.
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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