Experiments for Future Engineers

Experiments for Future Engineers

by Joshua Conklin, Robert Gardner

Hardcover

$37.27

Overview

Problem-Solving Put to Practice Engineers solve problems. From making a rocket more aerodynamic to refining the design and function or computer screens, engineers use science, mathematics, economics, and countless other tools to meet the needs of the public and private sectors. The engaging science experiments in this book demonstrate such concepts as simple machines, Newton's laws of motion, and acceleration due to gravity, teaching young scientists the basic math and science skills involved in engineering. This book also includes detailed illustrations of the experimental designs, descriptions of the scientific method, lab safety guidelines, and career information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766078536
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

What Do Engineers Do? 6

Types of Engineering 7

Before You Begin: Some Suggestions 10

The Scientific Method 10

Safety First 12

Chapter 1 A Simple Machine: The Lever 15

Experiment 1 A First-Class Lever 15

Experiment 2 Work, Force, and Friction 20

Experiment 3 Levers and a Law 23

Experiment 4 An Unequal-Arm Lever 26

Experiment 5 A Second-Class Lever 28

Experiment 6 Your Center of Mass 31

Experiment 7 A Third-Class Lever 37

Experiment 8 The Lever as a Sensitive Balance 40

Chapter 2 Other Simple Machines 43

Experiment 9 The Wheel and Axle 43

Experiment 10 The Inclined Plane 47

Experiment 11 Pulleys 49

Experiment 12 The Wedge 53

Experiment 13 The Screw or Bolt 55

Chapter 3 The Friction Phenomenon 58

Experiment 14 Walking Friction 58

Experiment 15 Measuring Friction 61

Experiment 16 Friction and Bearings 67

Chapter 4 Newton's Laws of Motion 68

Experiment 17 Newton's First Law of Motion 68

Experiment 18 Building and Testing Accelerometers 75

Experiment 19 The Acceleration of a Falling Object 78

Experiment 20 Testing Newton's Second Law of Motion 81

Experiment 21 Testing Newton's Third Law of Motion 84

Chapter 5 Galileo and Hooke, Two of Newton's Precursors 89

Experiment 22 Acceleration Due to Gravity 89

Experiment 23 Galileo's Investigation of a Pendulum 95

Experiment 24 Pendulums of Different Lengths 101

Experiment 25 Coupled Pendulums 102

Experiment 26 A Physical Pendulum 104

Experiment 27 Springs, Forces, and Stretches 106

Experiment 28 Springs, As Pendulums 110

Chapter 6 Projects for Young Future Engineers 113

Glossary 118

Further Reading 120

Career Information 121

Index 123

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