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Extreme science : from nano to galactic : investigations for grades 6-12 /

by Jones, M. Gail; Taylor, Amy R; Falvo, Michael R.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Arlington, Va.] : NSTA Press, c2009Description: xxii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781933531304; 1933531304.Subject(s): Science -- Methodology -- Study and teaching (Middle school) | Science -- Methodology -- Study and teaching (Secondary) | Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Activity programs | Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Activity programs | Estimation theory | STEM Educational materials
Contents:
What is scale? -- Types of scale -- Oops, I did it again : errors in measurement -- Sort it out -- It's not all relative : relative versus absolute -- Scaling the solar system -- Time flies when you're learning about scale! -- Billions of us : scale & population -- Scale it! -- Mega virus -- Your world or mine? : different perspectives -- Eye in the sky : an introduction to GIS & scale -- Drops to the ocean : a GIS study of river basins -- Zoom zoom : magnification -- That's hot! : the effect of size on rate of heat loss -- Sweet! : exploring surface area of sugar molecules -- Captivating cubes : investigating surface area-to-volume ratio -- Eggsactly -- Attack of the giant bug? -- Flying foam : the scale of forces -- Stick with it -- Fractals : self-similar at different scales -- Screening my calls : scale & the electromagnetic spectrum -- Stringy chemistry & states of matter -- Our amazing senses -- Beetlemice multitude!!! : power law & exponential scaling
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Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Collection 507.1 JON (Browse shelf) Checked out 2018-06-26

Includes bibliographical references (page xxii) and index

What is scale? -- Types of scale -- Oops, I did it again : errors in measurement -- Sort it out -- It's not all relative : relative versus absolute -- Scaling the solar system -- Time flies when you're learning about scale! -- Billions of us : scale & population -- Scale it! -- Mega virus -- Your world or mine? : different perspectives -- Eye in the sky : an introduction to GIS & scale -- Drops to the ocean : a GIS study of river basins -- Zoom zoom : magnification -- That's hot! : the effect of size on rate of heat loss -- Sweet! : exploring surface area of sugar molecules -- Captivating cubes : investigating surface area-to-volume ratio -- Eggsactly -- Attack of the giant bug? -- Flying foam : the scale of forces -- Stick with it -- Fractals : self-similar at different scales -- Screening my calls : scale & the electromagnetic spectrum -- Stringy chemistry & states of matter -- Our amazing senses -- Beetlemice multitude!!! : power law & exponential scaling

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