Intimidated by inertia? Exasperated by electricity? Puzzled by particle theory? Muddled about what makes music? Mixed up about magnets? Perplexed about air pressure? Queasy about equations? Panicked over the periodic table?
New from Bill Robertson and the first in a series of companion activity books, Companion Classroom Activities for Stop Faking It! Force and Motion is an ideal supplement to Stop Faking It! Force and Motion—or a valuable resource of its own. This volume offers hands-on activities and highly readable explanations that allow students to investigate, learn, and apply new physical science concepts to everyday situations. Robertson's wit and humor are sure to keep students and teachers entertained as ever while they tackle topics such as acceleration, speed, and gravity.
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Read the free chapter: “Newton’s First One”
Force & Motion explores Newton’s First, Second, and Third Laws in great detail and provides activities your students can do with simple equipment.
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Read the free chapter: “Recognizing Energy”
At the heart of this volume are easy-to-grasp explanations of energy basics—work, kinetic energy, potential energy, and the transformation of energy—and energy as it relates to simple machines, heat energy, temperature, and heat transfer.
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Read the free chapter: “Light—The Early Years”
Light uses ray, wave, and particle models to explain the basics of reflection and refraction, optical instruments, polarization of light, and interference and diffraction. There’s also an entire chapter on how the eye works.
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Read the free chapter: “Stop Children, What’s That Sound?”
Sound uses the wave model to explain sound-related occurrences. Starting with the basics—what causes sound and how it travels—learn how musical instruments work, how sound waves add and subtract, and how the human ear works.
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Read the free chapter: “Small Sparks to Get Us Going”
Covering static and current electricity, this volume demonstrates that electricity and magnetism are really the same phenomenon in different forms. Bonus feature: Get access to free, interactive software that will help you investigate electrical circuits—from simple to complex—without buying expensive materials or risking electrocution!
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Read the free chapter: “Under Pressure”
Start with basic properties of air and water. From there learn about pressure, the Coriolis Force, the Bernoulli Effect, density, and why hot air doesn’t rise all by itself. These concepts form a foundation for understanding weather patterns, including the jet stream, storm fronts, and the formation of tornadoes and hurricanes.
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Read the free chapter: “Fractions and More Rules”
Focused on the reasoning behind the rules, Math helps you finally answer the tough questions: Why do you “carry” numbers when adding? Do you really need a common denominator when adding fractions? Where does π come from? And who invented those strange formulas for area and volume, such as π r 2 and (4/3)π r 3?
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Read the free chapter: “Simple Models”
Discover not just that atoms behave in certain ways, but why they behave in that way. Learn how to balance chemical equations and why in the world you would want to! Find out why carbon is suited for being a building block of thousands of organic compounds.
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Read the free chapter: “Special Reactions ”
Author Bill Robertson introduces additional chemistry concepts, such as special reactions and half-lives, and expands on many previously discussed ideas, including electron energy levels and why we can’t know exactly what electrons are doing and where they are.
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