On File "TM" is our award-winning collection of visual reference materials. Each On File "TM" depicts complex subjects in a way that both engages and informs students and researchers. These flexible resources fit into every curriculum.
-- Instructors can use the pages for handouts, overheads, posters, and testing.
-- Students can use them as quick sources of information, to reference curriculum topics, or to supplement their essays and reports.
-- On Files "TM" are available in either binder or electronic format.
-- All of the maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations are designed in clean black-and-white graphics and are printed on sturdy pages.
-- Pages are housed in durable three-ring binders.
-- Replacement pages are available if they are lost or stolen.
Recaptures the Excitement of History's Scientific Breakthroughs
Historical Science Experiments On File "TM" offers more than sixty-five hands-on projects that both students and teachers can use to recreate the groundbreaking work of such pioneers as Archimedes, Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Robert Hooke, and Hugo Marie de Vries. Its multidisciplinary approach permits students to view the experiment and the scientist who conducted it in a historical context.
The experiments span all fields of science, including chemistry, biology, botany, life sciences, and physics. Each entry carries all the information the student needs to recreate the experiment:
-- A description of the original procedure
-- Time requirements
-- A detailed list of materials
-- Safety precautions
-- Step-by-step procedures
-- An analysis of results.
A Biography of Each Scientist
This resourcealso carries supplemental information to enrich the student's appreciation of the experiment, including an introduction and a short biography of the scientist that includes a timeline of the important events in the subject's life in the context of world events.
Partial Table of Contents:
Rey: Burning Metals into Ash
Black: Discovery of Carbon Dioxide
Lane: Carbon Dioxide and the Formation of Rust
Kirchhof: Starch Is Made Up of Sugar Units
Harvey: Discovering the Circulation of the Blood
Hooke: Discovery of Cells in Cork
Beaumont: The Process of Digestion
Darwin: Growth Movements in Plants
Morgan: Sex Linkage in Fruit Flies
Mechanics and General Physics
Archimedes: The Principles of Levers
Galileo: The Periodic Time of a Pendulum Is Constant
Hooke: The Science of Stretching
Young: Measuring the Strength and Elasticity of Materials
Electricity and Magnetism
Gilbert: Electrics and Nonelectrics
Norman: Discovery of Magnetic Dip
Volta: The Voltaic Pile
Oersted: The Electromagnetic Field
Ohm: Current, Voltage, and Resistance
Light and Sound
Alhazen: Looking at Eclipses
Snell: The Law of Refraction of Light
Newton: Newton's Rings
Herschel: Discovery of Infrared Rays
Chladni: Vibration of Metal Plates
Ritter: Discovery of Ultraviolet Rays
Heat and Energy
Galileo: How Hot Is Hot?
Charles: Charles' Law
Boyle: Measuring the "Spring" of Air
Leidenfrost: The Lifetime of Droplets on Very Hot Surfaces
Faraday: Investigating the Properties of Candle Flames
Black: Hidden Heat.
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