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Explorations in Physics

An Activity Based Approach to Understanding the World

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Explorations in Physics: An Activity Based Approach to Understanding the World: World Student Edition by David P. Jackson
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Helps students to: * Increase their scientific literacy and improve their critical thinking abilities. * acquire mastery of a diverse subset of scientific concepts. * develop positive attitudes about science. * become comfortable reading graphs and interpreting their meaning. * learn to use computers and other modern technologies with skill and confidence.

Table of Contents

UNIT A: MOTION, FORCES, AND SCIENTIFIC THEORIES. Objectives. The Measurement Process. Analyzing Motions. Force and Motion. Using Newton s Laws to Investigate the Real World. Project Ideas. UNIT B: LIGHT, SIGHT, AND RAINBOWS. Objectives. How Is Information Transmitted to Our Eyes? From Light to Sight. Color: How Can We See It? The Real World--Rainbows, Blue Skies, and Sunsets. Project Ideas. UNIT C: HEAT, TEMPERATURE, AND CLOUD FORMATION. Objectives. Experimenting and Hypothesizing. The Distinction Between Heat and Temperature. Evaporation, Condensation, and Humidity. Cloud Formation. Project Ideas. UNIT D: BUOYANCY, PRESSURE, AND FLIGHT. Objectives. Floating, Sinking, and Forces. Buoyancy. Pressure. The Real World: Barometers and Airplane Flight. Project Ideas. Appendix I: Useful Physical Quantities. Appendix II: Suggested Project Guidelines. Index.
Release date NZ
August 14th, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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