Reproducible activities, correlated to the National Science Education Standards, that engage students' minds as they observe, examine & investigate vectors, Newton's laws of motion, friction, gravitation, kinetic & potential energy, and other key concepts in physics.
Activities covered: The state we're in: Air is a gas! What is weather? Lightning! Convection: temperature differences and the motion of air Highs, lows, and winds The greenhouse effect The reasons for seasons ...plus 12 more fascinating activities See other Hands-On Science Series titles (13-Book set)
This book, a collection of essays from scholars across disciplines, explores leadership of discovery, probing the guided and collaborative exploration and interpretation of the experience of our inner thoughts and feelings, and of our external worlds.
Astronomy professor Jim Kaler helps us see how modern astronomers have come to understand our stellar companions. He describes their hidden births and violent deaths, their immense ages, and the near-unbelievable varieties and configurations in which they exist, providing a view into the extraordinary physical forces that are at play in the universe.--From publisher description.
Revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular book provides a thorough introduction to stellar spectra. Each chapter explores a different star type, including new classes L and T. With modern digital spectra and updates from two decades of astronomical discoveries, it is invaluable for amateur astronomers and students.