Elements of Science


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Elements of Science

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Your budding Scientist can investigate the most important phenomena in biology, chemistry, and physics by conducting more than 100 fun experiments. A broad yet elaborate introduction to the physical and life sciences, this kit is intended to expose children to the full spectrum of science and show firsthand how the core disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics interrelate.

The full-color, 112-page book is organized into 15 chapters:
• 1. Water: adhesion, cohesion, buoyancy, density, states of water, surface tension
• 2. Air: Bernoulli's principle, , gases, pressure, wind, molecular theory
• 3. Heat: temperature, evaporation, heat energy 4. Sound: music, sound waves, vibration
• 5. Forces: centrifugal force, energy, weight, gravity, inertia, pendulums, rockets
• 6. Magnetism: magnetic fields, compasses, magnetic poles, radiation
• 7. Electricity: electric motors, lightbulbs, simple circuits, static electricity
• 8. Electromagnetism: electromagnets, the EM spectrum, waves, current indicators
• 9. Light: camera obscura, light and shadow, light intensity
• 10. Optics: microscopes, telescopes, lenses, prisms, reflection, refraction, optical illusions
• 11. Plants and Animals: seeds, microscopic organisms, plant cycles, plants and light
• 12. Colors: color theory, printing, spectrum
• 13. The Human Body: brain, eyes, the circulatory system, ears
• 14. Chemistry: acids, bases, chromatography, filtration, reactions, tricks, safety
• 15. Earth and Sun: globes, day and night, seasons, rotation, sundials, time zones

• Perfect for Summertime investigations
• Ages 10+

* 2006 Parents' Choice Silver Award