Science in Action: Science of Roller Coasters: Understanding Energy, 1st Edition

  • Karen Latchana Kenney
  • Published By: Checkerboard
  • ISBN-10: 1680771221
  • ISBN-13: 9781680771220
  • DDC: 791.06
  • 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 different forms of energy. Different forms of energy such a potential and kinetic are explained, as are gravity, acceleration, velocity, g-forces, and centripetal force. These properties are illustrated by the design and operation of roller coasters. Colorful infographics make joules and shifting energy easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as LaMarcus Thompson are featured. A fun experiment with potential and kinetic energy brings the science of energy to life. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Scream Machine.
1: What Is Energy?.
2: Gravity and Design.
3: Superfast Speeds.
4: Turns and Loops.
5: End of the Ride.
6: Forces and Fun.
7: Min Marble Coaster.