From the Publisher
This entertaining and educational book features simple experiments--all having to do with how people have fun--that kids can easily accomplish. Explains everything from the speed of a roller coaster through the physics of toys to the scientific principles behind popcorn. Covers a variety of disciplines including math, chemistry and physics in an intriguing way. Contains numerous activities which help to reinforce scientific principles.
From the Back Cover
Experience all the fun of science and explore the science of fun Now you can discover
- Why you dont fly out of your seat when amusement park rides turn upside down
- Why a Frisbee flies
- What makes popcorn pop and hot dogs plump
With dozens of fun, safe, and inexpensive experiments, Jim Wiese reveals the secrets behind these and lots of other awesome mysteries. Did you ever wonder what makes a curveball curve, how cotton candy is made, and why fun house mirrors make you look so weird? Heres a wild way to learn the real reasons. Packed with amusing illustrations and easy-to-follow explanations, Roller Coaster Science is a great way to get into physics, chemistry, biology, and more.