Great moments in science experiments and readers theatre / Kendall Haven

Author(s): Haven, Kendall F
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Subjects: Discoveries in science--History
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Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Englewood, Colo. : Teacher Ideas Press, 1996
LC Classification: Q
Table of Contents: Introduction
Teetering at the Beginning of Knowledge: Archimedes' discovery of the lever principle in 259 B. C. 1
The Fall of Galileo: Galileo Galilei's discovery of the law of falling objects in 1598 21
A Weighty Matter: Evangelista Torricelli's discovery of air pressure in 1642 39
Apples, Moons, and Questions: Isaac Newton's discovery of the principle of gravity in 1666 55
A Spark of Genius: Benjamin Franklin's discovery of the nature of electricity in 1750 73
Friction in the Factory: Count Rumford's discovery of the nature of heat in 1791 91
A Gold Medal Speck of Light: Maria Mitchell's discovery of a comet in 1847 109
Spontaneous War: Louis Pasteur's discovery of microorganisms in 1858 129
Green Pea, Yellow Pea: Gregor Mendel's formulation of the theory of heredity in 1865 149
Launching a Scientist: Robert Goddard's attempts to develop a rocket in 1888 167
A Glowing Discovery: Marie Curie's discovery of radioactivity in 1897-1901 187
A Crystal-Clear View of Science: Dorothy Hodgkin's discovery of the composition of penicillin in 1943 207
Index 221
About The Author 227
Alternate Titles: Issued in other form: Original (DLC) 95042545 (OCoLC)33403450
Additional Authors: NetLibrary, Inc
Notes: Invalid LCCN: 95042545
ISBN: 0585259402 (electronic bk.) :$24.50
ISBN: 1563083558
Includes bibliographical references and index
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
Physical Description: xii, 227 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
OCLC Number: 45730165
ISBN/ISSN: 0585259402

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