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Space and astronomy experiments / Pamela Walker, Elaine Wood.

Author Walker, Pam, 1958-

ImprintNew York, NY : Facts on File, c2010.

Note: ContentVisible and infrared light -- Coronal ejections -- Speed of electromagnetic energy -- Saturn's rings -- How efficient is a solar panel? -- Kinetic energy of impact -- A simple spectroscope to identify gases -- Viewing Jupiter through a simple telescope -- Sunspot monitor -- How does light intensity vary with distance? -- Flashlight magnitude -- How long is twilight? -- Acceleration due to gravity -- The law of inertia -- Who knows ten constellations? -- The size of the universe -- Rocket science -- Measuring the altitude and speed of a model rocket -- Building a cross-staff -- The parallax effect.

Abstract:Presents new, tested experiments related to the intriguing fields of space science and astronomy. The experiments are designed to promote interest in science both in and out of the classroom, and to improve critical-thinking skills.

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