PROJECTS IN SPACE SCIENCE by Robert Gardner

PROJECTS IN SPACE SCIENCE

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Directions for making and using such scientific equipment as an astrolabe, spectroscope, Foucault pendulum, and accelerometer from readily available household items. The experiments invite space enthusiasts to measure the diameter of the sun and moon, create a frictionless air car, measure centripetal force, and explore Newton's laws of motion, The condensed presentation and difficult terminology and concepts make this most suitable for young people with prior exposure to space science; but even the general science reader will find the discussion of life in space and man's future there intriguing. Well worth the effort. List of science-supply companies; bibliography (for further reading); index.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1988
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Messner