Air: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet

Air: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet

by Robert Gardner

Hardcover(Library Binding)



We live in a sea of air. Because air is essential to life, we should make efforts to keep the air clean. This book will guide you through science experiments that explain the properties of air, how to conserve energy while heating and cooling air, and how to reduce air Pollution. Many experiments include ideas you can use for a science fair project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766036468
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Series: Team Green Science Projects Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.83(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

The Scientific Method 10

Science Fairs 12

Your Notebook 13

Safety First 13

Chapter 1 Earth's Sea of Air 15

1.1 The Reality of Air (An Experiment) 16

1.2 How Does an Aneroid Barometer Work? (A Demonstration) 28

1.3 Weighing Air (An Experiment) 31

1.4 Archimedes, Air, and Buoyancy (An Experiment) 32

1.5 An Aneroid Barometer, Air Pressure, and Altitude (An Experiment) 38

1.6 Having Fun With Air Pressure Effects (Demonstrations) 43

Chapter 2 Air, Buildings, Heating, and Energy 50

2.1 Light to Electricity (An Experiment) 55

2.2 Sunlight to Heat: A Solar Collector to Heat Air (A Model) 56

2.3 Air and Heating (An Experiment) 58

2.4 Insulating Air to Reduce Heat Loss (An Experiment) 61

2.5 Finding Air Leaks (A Measurement) 70

Chapter 3 Our Polluted Air 80

3.1 Capturing Polluting Particles in Air (An Experiment) 81

3.2 A Trapped Cold Air Mass (A Model) 87

3.3 Making Smog (A Demonstration) 88

3.4 Air Pollution and Rubber (A Test and an Experiment) 90

3.5 Acid Rain (A Measurement) 93

3.6 Does Rain Contain Salt? (An Experiment) 96

Chapter 4 Cars, Trucks, Pollution, and Generating Electricity With Air 98

4.1 Testing a Car for Fuel Efficiency (A Measurement) 99

4.2 Friction and Tire Pressure (An Experiment) 102

4.3 Friction and Weight (An Experiment) 106

4.4 An Electric Motor as a Generator (A Demonstration) 111

4.5 A Pinwheel Turbine: Generating Electricity With Air (A Model) 115

Appendix: Science Supply Companies 120

Glossary 121

Further Reading 124

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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