Science Fair Projects: Flight, Space & Astronomy

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Sterling Publishers Pvt. Limited, Mar 1, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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Want to win that next science fair? Then get started! These 53 science projects for elementary school kids use only inexpensive and easily available materials, yet they teach and exhibit exciting scientific principles that combine math, physics, aerodynamics, optics, and astronomy. The experiments explore gravity, the different rotational spins of the planets, the nature of comets, the effects of sunlight, and star patterns. Exhibit and explain gravity's effect on light, light pollution, the effect of sunlight on color, and the practical benefits of space research. Do a "moon watch", to discover its motions and chart its phases. Get a "super-size surprise" when you measure the sun's diameter with just a pencil, typing paper, book, rules, clothespin, and two flashlights. Demonstrate the effects of lift, pressure, and drag. Test out the principles of "action and reaction" -- Newton's first law of physics -- to demonstrate force. Build a telescope and a sundial. Work With kites, parachutes, balloons, bubbles, compasses, binoculars, telescopes -- all of them basic and ordinary things, all of them sure to inspire you to get involved in the excitement and fun of science -- and win that blue ribbon!

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Contents

A Note to the Parent
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Project
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Whos in the Moon? Imagination and moon images
9
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Bob Bonnet and Dan Keen are noted science writers who have written numerous articles and books on a variety of science topics. Bonnet, a retired science teacher, has organized and judged many science fairs at both the local and regional levels, and is a Science Teaching Fellow at Rowan University in New Jersey. Keen worked in the electronics field for 23 years and is the coauthor of several computer programming books.

Keen holds as associate in science degree, having majored in electronic technology. He is the publisher of a county newspaper in southern New Jersey. He was employed in the field of electronics for 23 years and his work included electronic servicing as well as computer consulting and programming. He has written numerous articles for many computer magazines and trade journals since 1979.

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