Physical Science Experiments, 1st Edition

  • Elaine Wood
  • Pamela Walker
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  • ISBN-10: 1438129084
  • ISBN-13: 9781438129082
  • DDC: 500.2078
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 168 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Physical science and chemistry are two different but closely related fields, and they are also two of the primary areas of physical science. Physics encompasses the study of the world's foundations - from the tiniest particles to the framework of the universe. Chemistry focuses more on the properties of matter and how individual atoms and molecules interact. Fundamental to both physics and chemistry are the interactions between matter and energy, and how one can be created from the other. PHYSICAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS offers 20 engaging new experiments and activities for students in grades 6 through 12. The experiments in this new, full-color volume are original and appealing, providing teachers with new avenues for helping students understand the concepts of physical science. Teachers can rely on the experiments in this book to help convey key science concepts while expanding students' learning experiences.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Safety Precautions.
1: Accuracy of Labeling Vitamin C in Orange Juice.
2: Graphing a Pendulum Swing.
3: Metals in Electromagnets.
4: Effectiveness of Plastic Wrap in Preventing Evaporation.
5: Which Fruits and Vegetables Make the Best Batteries?.
6: Do All Carbonated Beverages Go Flat at the Same Rate?.
7: The Shape of an Ice Cube Affects Rate of Melting.
8: The Relationship of Temperature to Viscosity.
9: Homemade Galvanometer.
10: Which Type of Food Contains the Most Energy?.
11: The Heat Capacities of Zinc and Copper.
12: How Does LED Brightness Vary with Current?.
13: Does Shape Affect a Ball's Energy?.
14: Which Materials Are the Best Sound Insulators?.
15: Materials That Interfere with Magnetic Energy.
16: Does the Diameter of a Speaking Tube Affect Volume?.
17: Comparing Densities of a Solid, Liquid, and Gas.
18: What Are the Best Friction-Reducing Lubricants?.
19: Arrow Mass and Depth of Penetration.
20: Variables That Affect Speed.
Scope and Sequence Chart.
Grade Level.
Our Findings.
Internet Resources.
Periodic Table of Elements.