Forces and Motion: Investigating a Car Crash

Forces and Motion: Investigating a Car Crash


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An unfamiliar noise stops shoppers in their tracks: cars and a truck are crashing into each other. Fortunately no-one is hurt seriously, but what has caused the accident? This book looks at the topics of forces and motion to explain about speed, acceleration, friction, and momentum. It shows how investigators can use their knowledge of science and technology to sift through the evidence to determine the cause of the crash.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432976088
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: Anatomy of an Investigation
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 16 Years

About the Author

Ian Graham is an experienced author of illustrated nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including aviation and spaceflight. In 25 years, he has written more than 200 books and numerous magazine articles.

Table of Contents

Crash! 4

First Steps 8

Forces and Energy 16

Collecting Data 24

Analyzing the Data 32

The Verdict 46

Investigation: Reaction Time 48

Timeline 50

Glossary 52

Find Out More 54

Index 56

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