This comprehensive collection of nearly 200 investigations,demonstrations, mini-labs, and other activities uses everydayexamples to make physics concepts easy to understand. For quickaccess, materials are organized into eight units coveringMeasurement, Motion, Force, Pressure, Energy & Momentum, Waves,Light, and Electromagnetism. Each lesson contains an introductionwith common knowledge examples, reproducible pages for students, a"To the Teacher" information section, and a listing of additionalapplications students can relate to. Over 300 illustrations addinterest and supplement instruction.
About the Author
James Cunningham (Ph.D., Science Education, Syracuse University) isprofessor of science and computer education and Chair of theDepartment of Secondary Education at California State University,Northridge. Formerly Chair of the Department of Science andMathematics in Washington state high schools, he is author ofTeaching Metrics Simplified and co-author of BASIC for Teachers andAuthoring Educational Software.Norman Herr (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) isassociate professor of science and computer education at CaliforniaState University, Northridge and served as Chair of the ScienceDepartment in a California High School. He has also worked as achemist, community college science instructor, for the CollegeBoard, and has written many science education articles.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.About the Resource.UNIT ONE: MEASUREMENT.Units.Indirect Measurement.Scaling.UNIT TWO: MOTION.Center of Mass.Inertia.Velocity and Acceleration.Periodic Motion.UNIT THREE: FORCE.Force.Buoyant Force.Friction.Torque.UNIT FOUR: PRESSURE.Air Pressure.Vapor Pressure.Fluid Pressure.Fluids in Motion.UNIT FIVE: ENERGY AND MOMENTUM.Work and Power.Potential and Kinetic Energy.Momentum.Machines.UNIT SIX: WAVES.Waves.Sound.Transmission of Sound.Frequency and Wavelength of Sound.Wave Properties of Sound.UNIT SEVEN: LIGHT.Reflection.Refraction.Interference and Diffraction.Polarization.Optics.Color.UNIT EIGHT: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.Electrostatics.Circuits.Magnetism.Electromagnetism.Appendix.Index of concepts to investigate..