The Science Olympiad: Proportions and Ratios

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Norwood House Press, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
"Have you ever entered a Science Olympiad and competed in events such as Astronomy Triathlon, BustaBridge, or Potato Battery? Follow Mr. Mead's students as they enter these and other projects into their regional Science Olympiad. While sharpening your scientific knowledge, you will also learn the mathematical concepts of proportions, ratios, and scaling. Additional math elements include metric units, scale factors, unit rates, and tape diagrams. Join the students in this year's competition and watch their projects come to life!"
 

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Contents

How Do They Compare?
6
Smooth Scaling
10
Currents and Explosions
12
Rebound Ratios
14
Bigger Than Real Life
16
Math at Work
17
Build It
18
Modeling the JWST
22
Black Box
30
Connecting to History
32
Main Events
34
A Point of Light
40
How Much Manganese?
42
What Comes Next?
45
Glossary
46
Further ReadingAdditional Notes
47

Laser Layup
24
Olympiad Volunteers
25

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