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Re-invent the Light Bulb, One Step at a Time
Offering more than sixty-five hands-on projects, this volume takes students step-by-step through the development of some of the greatest inventions of all time, allowing them to understand the science and technology behind each one. Each section opens with a chronological outline of the major inventions and discoveries within that endeavor to give students a better understanding of their historical significance. Reference numbers are included to make finding related experiments easy.
Among the categories of inventions covered are: -- Transportation-- Communications and entertainment-- Electricity and electronics-- Energy and propulsion-- Domestic appliances-- Medicine and navigation-- Calculation and computers.
Each entry includes: -- An introduction that describes the importance of the invention and puts it in historicalcontext-- Analytical questions following each project that engage students in more advanced scientific inquiry, encompassing abstract and applied science as well as mathematics.
Partial Table of Contents:
Beams and Box Sections
Hot Air Balloon
Molding and Casting
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