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 BreakthroughsHistorical 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 ScientistThis 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: BiographiesChemistryRey: Burning Metals into AshBlack: Discovery of Carbon DioxideLane: Carbon Dioxide and the Formation of RustKirchhof: Starch Is Made Up of Sugar UnitsLife SciencesHarvey: Discovering the Circulation of the BloodHooke: Discovery of Cells in Cork Beaumont: The Process of DigestionDarwin: Growth Movements in PlantsMorgan: Sex Linkage in Fruit FliesMechanics and General PhysicsArchimedes: The Principles of LeversGalileo: The Periodic Time of a Pendulum Is ConstantHooke: The Science of StretchingYoung: Measuring the Strength and Elasticity of MaterialsElectricity and MagnetismGilbert: Electrics and NonelectricsNorman: Discovery of Magnetic DipVolta: The Voltaic PileOersted: The Electromagnetic FieldOhm: Current, Voltage, and ResistanceLight and SoundAlhazen: Looking at Eclipses Snell: The Law of Refraction of LightNewton: Newton's Rings Herschel: Discovery of Infrared RaysChladni: Vibration of Metal PlatesRitter: Discovery of Ultraviolet RaysHeat and EnergyGalileo: How Hot Is Hot?Charles: Charles' Law Boyle: Measuring the "Spring" of AirLeidenfrost: The Lifetime of Droplets on Very Hot SurfacesFaraday: Investigating the Properties of Candle FlamesBlack: Hidden Heat.
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