Science in Action: Science of Race Cars: Studying Forces and Motion, 1st Edition

  • Karen Latchana Kenney
  • Published By: Checkerboard
  • ISBN-10: 1680771213
  • ISBN-13: 9781680771213
  • DDC: 629.228
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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In this engaging title, young readers learn about the moving form of energy that is motion. The relationship of mass and acceleration is explained, as are the forces of downforce, updraft, friction, inertia, centripetal force, and the role of aerodynamics in managing these forces. These properties are illustrated by the running of car races. Colorful infographics make internal combustion, mass and acceleration, and centripetal force easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as Junior Johnson and Sir Isaac Newton are featured. A fun experiment with friction brings the science of motion to life. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Drafting for Speed.
1: Forces and Motion.
2: Ready, Set, Race.
3: Speeding Up.
4: Air’s Power.
5: Momentum Protection.
6: Full Speed Ahead.
7: Toy Car Track.