This book will be a hit with both thrill seekers and with those who prefer to stay safely on the ground. After an introduction to Newton's three laws of motion, readers learn the mechanics of various amusement park rides including roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, and gravity rides. They learn how to measure motion, and how kinetic and potential energy apply to their favorite rides.
Readers may never expect that they might free fall to Earth, but if they have ever dived into a pool, that's exactly what they've done. This book shows readers how Newton's three laws of motion affect divers, skydivers, and mountain climbers' movements. Readers discover who uses gravity, who works against it, and all other forces that contribute to a successful dive or climb. After reading this book, readers can decide if they will ever be interested in engaging in one of these extreme sports.
Readers will be amazed to discover that every time they climb onto bicycles and ride like the wind, they are defying gravity! This book explains the physics and history behind bicycles, skateboards, and surfboards. Readers learn what happens from the simplest movement of rolling forward to more complex tricks and stunts of jumping and spinning. Readers will never look at bikes, skateboards or surfboards the same way again.
Sports offer opportunities for readers to learn and apply concepts and principles related to force and motion. Readers learn how science plays a critical factor in any athlete's quest to be the best at his or her sport. They read how mass is related to acceleration and velocity. Physics and aerodynamics affect many sports and help athletes strategize their next moves against their opponents. This book covers a variety of interesting sports suitable for the casual to the most fanatic sporting enthusiast.
The need for speed is the motivating factor in this engaging book. Readers learn the history of travel from the very slow to the supersonic and beyond, including everything in between. They learn and discover the factors that influence motion for all types of vehicles: land, air, and water alike. They also learn different ways to measure speed and read about energy uses for different vehicles. With greater speed comes greater risk. Readers learn how engineers are always seeking new and better ways to keep people safe as they travel faster and go farther.
Using examples from some of the most popular Olympic sports, this captivating title will have readers excited and eager to learn all they can about telling time and timing accuracy! Vivid photos and a colorful timeline combine with easy-to-read text, STEM topics, and mathematical charts and graphs to give readers an inside look into sports technology while providing opportunities to practice time measurement. With the accessible glossary, index, and step-by-step instructions, readers will have all the tools they need!
Learn how the concepts of elapsed time and measurement relate to hosting the Olympic summer games! Review the history of the Olympics and explore math along the way! This exciting title provides readers with fun examples, easy-to-read text, STEM topics, mathematical graphs and charts, and helpful practice problems, giving them all the tools they need to feel confident measuring time!
Practice time measurement by timing races! Racing is all about having the fastest time, so accurate time measurement is very important for athletes! Young readers will learn all about how athletes measure racing times and will practice their mathematical and STEM skills. The vibrant images, fun practice problems, and helpful mathematical charts in this title make time measurement seem exciting and simple!
The human body can achieve amazing feats, but with every new physical feat, there are many failures. Readers will learn about some of the most amazing physical feats in history in this inspiring nonfiction title. Readers will learn about sports records, daredevils like Evel Knievel, and the incredible determination that athletes of all kinds have in order to achieve amazing things. Featuring brilliant images and photos, charts, graphs, informational text, and stunning facts, this book will have readers engaged and amazed!
Using their hands, feet, and determination, rock climbers defy gravity and conquer amazing challenges! Readers will learn about the important aspects a rock climber must go through to prepare for a climb--from choosing the right climbing equipment to mapping out a training schedule. This nonfiction title uses detailed images and informational text in conjunction with math skills and upper-level features such as chapter format, a glossary of terms, and an index to engage and intrigue readers about the world of rock climbing.
Go-Karts are a fun and thrilling way to hit the road! This exciting nonfiction title invites readers to explore different parts needed to build a go-kart, velocity, speed, and how to stay safe in this fun motorsport. Using detailed images, charts and diagrams, informational text, and interesting facts in conjunction with mathematic skills and upper-level features such as a glossary of terms, an index, and a chapter format, readers are sure to be engaged and excited from cover to cover!
Do you have what it takes to be an athlete? Readers learn about the hard work and dedication that althetes of all levels go through to be healthy and successful. Along with stunning photos and charts and riveting facts, this title includes an interview with a real-life Olympic athlete and an accessible glossary, index, and list of useful sources.