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Bring the fun of a world-famous science museum into your own classroom or home!
THE EXPLORATORIUM SCIENCE SNACKBOOK SERIES
"Clear, concise, and visualthe best assortment of wonder- filled ideas I have seen. A must-have."
Paul Hewitt, author of Conceptual Physics
"Almost as much fun as exploring the Exploratorium, which, of course, is a googolplex of fun."
Jearl Walker, author of The Flying Circus of Physics, with Answers
Now you can do your own version of 23 Exploratorium experiments on force and motion. All you need is a little curiosity, a few simple materials . . . and this book. Each experiment is easy to do, fully illustrated, and loaded with advice, ideas, helpful hints, and electrifying discoveries.
Build a pendulum that swings in intriguing patterns. Create a swirling, spiraling "tornado" of water. Through these and other projects in The Spinning Blackboard, you can learn the science behind the principles of force and motion.
Also available in The Exploratorium Science Snackbook Series:
- The Cheshire Cat and Other Eye-Popping Experiments on How We See the World
- The Magic Wand and Other Bright Experiments on Light and Color
- The Cool Hot Rod and Other Electrifying Experiments on Energy and Matter
About the Author
PAUL DOHERTY is the Director of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, which introduces and encourages inquiry-based science teaching.
DON RATHJEN is a physics and resource teacher-in-residence at the Exploratorium Teacher Institute.
Table of Contents
What This Book Is About.
Bicycle Wheel Gyro.
Center of Gravity.
Coupled Resonant Pendulums.
Take It from the Top.