The Way Science Works: Discover the Secrets of Science With Exciting, Accessible Experiments

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The Way Science Works: Discover the Secrets of Science With Exciting, Accessible Experiments

Format:  Hardcover,

160 pages

Edition: American

Publisher: Dk Pub

Publish Date: Apr 2002

ISBN-13: 9780789485625

ISBN-10: 0789485621

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The perfect introduction to how science explains the world around us! Eye-opening experiments and exceptional photography bring science to life. Discover science in action from the principles that explain everyday occurrences to the theories behind the technology in today's fast-moving world. Test the theories in more than 100 hands-on projects. Next-generation visuals and cutting-edge content help illuminate key scientific developments. Packed full of facts about famous scientists, technology newsflashes, and more. An exciting way to keep ahead of the curriculum and discover science for yourself.

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Publisher: Dk Pub
Publish Date: Apr 2002
ISBN-13: 9780789485625
ISBN-10: 0789485621
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.14
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.75 x 11.25 x 0.75

Chapter outline

The way science worksp. 6
Looking at Matterp. 8
States of matterp. 10
Properties of matterp. 12
Solidsp. 14
Crystalsp. 16
Liquidsp. 18
Waterp. 20
Liquid densityp. 22
Floating and sinkingp. 24
Surface tensionp. 26
Gasesp. 28
Airp. 30
Fluid pressurep. 32
Fluid flowp. 34
Mixtures and solutionsp. 36
Atoms and Elementsp. 38
Little bits of matterp. 40
Inside the atomp. 42
Elements and compoundsp. 44
Metals and nonmetalsp. 46
Chemical reactionsp. 48
Chemists at workp. 50
Acids and basesp. 52
Salts and soapsp. 54
Carbon chemistryp. 56
The science of lifep. 58
Forces and Energyp. 60
Forces and energyp. 62
Forces and motionp. 64
Frictionp. 66
Speed and accelerationp. 68
Gravity, mass, and weightp. 70
Swinging and spinningp. 72
Investigating energyp. 74
Energy and workp. 76
Gears and pulleysp. 78
Time and motionp. 80
Heat and Soundp. 82
Molecules in motionp. 84
Heat and temperaturep. 86
Heat energy and enginesp. 88
Expansion and contractionp. 90
Traveling heatp. 92
Sound vibrationsp. 94
Speed and frequencyp. 96
Making musicp. 98
Light and Colorp. 100
Visible wavesp. 102
Light and shadep. 104
Reflectionp. 106
Refractionp. 108
Optical illusionsp. 110
More than the eye can seep. 112
Picture thisp. 114
Motion picturesp. 116
Waves and colorsp. 118
Mixing colorsp. 120
Electricity and Magnetismp. 122
The right connectionp. 124
Electricity at restp. 126
Electricity that flowsp. 128
Electrical circuitsp. 130
Electrical chemistryp. 132
Magnetismp. 134
Magnetsp. 136
Electric connectionp. 138
Generating electricityp. 140
Making motorsp. 142
Electronics and chipsp. 144
On the radiop. 146
Computingp. 148
Glossaryp. 150
Index and Acknowledgmentsp. 156

Awards and Recognitions

  • Royal Society Prizes for Science Books (formerly Aventis Prizes for Science Books), 2003 (United Kingdom)

Book description

The perfect introduction to how science explains the world around us! Eye-opening experiments and exceptional photography bring science to life. Discover science in action from the principles that explain everyday occurrences to the theories behind the technology in today's fast-moving world. Test the theories in more than 100 hands-on projects. Next-generation visuals and cutting-edge content help illuminate key scientific developments. Packed full of facts about famous scientists, technology newsflashes, and more. An exciting way to keep ahead of the curriculum and discover science for yourself.

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