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Physical Science Experiments
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 1604138556
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-855-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 507
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 156


Physical Science Experiments covers the two main areas of physical science: chemistry and physics. Physics is the study of the universe's foundational elements. Chemistry studies the properties of matter and how those foundational elements interact with one another. In this new volume, 20 hands-on activities promote interest in science and technology. The easy-to-replicate experiments include lessons about energy, heat, geodes, steam power, and infrared light.

Experiments include:

  • Testing Items with a Black Light
  • Detecting Infrared Light
  • Determining What Color of Light Shines Brightest Through Fog
  • Creating a Hologram
  • Making Bath Fizzers
  • Testing Liquids for Use in Plaster
  • Creating a Geode
  • Using Chemicals to Make Soap
  • Testing the Dissolution Rate of Lactase
  • Using Kitchen Chemistry to Make Glue
  • Examining the Energy in a Peanut
  • Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
  • Testing the Effect of Heat on Egg Coagulation
  • Using Steam to Power a Boat
  • Creating a Magnetic Linear Accelerator
  • Throwing a Curve Ball
  • And more.


Full-color line illustrations, tables, and charts. Glossary. Print and Web resources. Scope and sequence chart. Grade level. Setting. "Our Findings." Notes for teachers. Index.

About the Author(s)

Aviva Ebner, Ph.D., holds a B.S. in biology from UCLA, an M.A. in educational administration, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership, K-12. She has presented numerous workshops on instruction at regional educators' conferences. Dr. Ebner is currently a school administrator and educational consultant in California, as well as a graduate school instructor in teacher education programs. She is also the author of Facts On File's Junior Science Experiments On FileTM, a multivolume set of experiments for grades 4-9, and the acclaimed Science Activities for All Students, a two-volume set of experiments for grades 4-9.

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