The Cool Hot Rod and Other Electrifying Experiments on Energy and Matter
The Cool Hot Rod and Other Electrifying Experiments on Energy and Matter Author:Paul Doherty, Don Rathjen Bring the fun of a world-famous science museum into your own classroom or home! — THE EXPLORATORIUM SCIENCE SNACKBOOK SERIES — "Clear, concise, and visual -- the best assortment of wonder- filled ideas I have seen. A must-have." —Paul Hewitt, author of Conceptual Physics — "Almost as much fun as exploring the Exploratorium, whi... more »ch, of course, is a googolplex of fun." —Jearl Walker, author of The Flying Circus of Physics, with Answers
Now you can do your own version of 22 Exploratorium experiments on energy and matter. All you need is a little curiosity, a few simple materials . . . and this book. Each experiment is easy to do, fully illustrated, and loaded with advice, ideas, helpful hints, and dynamic discoveries.
Use the energy of an electric current to create movement. See a metal wire melt by changing its resistance to electricity. Through these and other projects in The Cool Hot Rod, you can learn the science behind electricity and energy transformation.
San Francisco's EXPLORATORIUM, source of the best-selling Explorabook, hosts half a million visitors each year. PAUL DOHERTY is the Director of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, which introduces and encourages inquiry-based science teaching. DON RATHJEN is a physics and resource teacher-in-residence at the Exploratorium Teacher Institute.
Also available in The Exploratorium Science Snackbook Series:
The Cheshire Cat and Other Eye-Popping Experiments on How We See the World
The Magic Wand and Other Bright Experiments on Light and Color
The Spinning Blackboard and Other Dynamic Experiments on Force and Motion