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Bicycle science projects : physics on wheels

by Gardner, Robert, 1929-2017

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QC73.4.G37 2004
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  QC73.4.G37 2004
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 507.8 GAR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 507.8 GAR
Your readers have decided to compete in a science fair. They want to do a great project, but they have no ideas. Where should they start? With this unique and fun set of experiments, author Robert Gardner will show readers how to learn about physics with the help of their bicycle. How do the gears on a bike work? Why do some bikes need thicker tires than others? How can they use water balloons to measure a bike's speed? Readers will be surprised how many answers they can find with just a bicycle and a few other household objects. Terrific ideas for further experimentation are provided so that they can create original science fair projects.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-9. Gardner demonstrates the principles of physics through 22 projects and many related activities using bicycles. An introductory chapter, which features advice about experiments, science fairs, and safety, is followed by a brief section on bicycle history. Gardner then clearly explains a series of progressively more difficult projects. The illustrations appearing at the beginnings of chapters and experiments are humdrum, but the black-and-white drawings that illustrate the projects are unusually clear, accurate, and expressive. Back matter includes a glossary and lists of recommended books and Internet sites. A good entry in the Science Fair Success series. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Science fair success.
Subjects Force and energy -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Speed -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Bicycles -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Bicycles and bicycling.
Bicycles and bicycling -- Experiments.
Physics -- Experiments.
Science projects.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2004
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 108) and index.
ISBN 0766016307 (hardcover)
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