Life Of Fred: Elementary Physics - Grades 6-8

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  • Vendor: Z Twist Books

SKU: 3004934

Featuring humor, easy-to-understand explanations, and silly illustrations, Life of Fred is guaranteed to make your math studies come alive! Each text is written as a novel, including a hilarious story line based on the life of Fred Gauss. As Fred encounters the need for math during his daily exploits, he learns the methods necessary to solve his predicaments – plus loads of other interesting facts! Filled with plenty of solved examples, each book is self-teaching and reusable – perfect for families full of learners.

Introduce your students to Fred today and see how his fun, lighthearted approach to learning is revolutionizing mathematics!

Life of Fred: Elementary Physics covers the following concepts:

  • Numerals
  • Making models
  • Nineteen conversion factor problems
  • Area of a rectangle
  • Friction independent of speed
  • Constants of Proportionality
  • Exact speed of light
  • Continuous and discrete variables
  • Story of the meter
  • Pendulums
  • Oblate spheroids
  • Krypton vs. kryptonite
  • Square roots
  • Pilgrims in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Hard c and soft c
  • Normal forces
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Solving d = rt for r
  • How ducks pronounce mu
  • Graphing points
  • Ordered pairs
  • Why rocks stop falling
  • Hunch-conjecture-theory-law
  • Simultaneity doesn’t exist
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
  • How fossils and astronomy are connected
  • Hooke’s law
  • Four ways to stretch a spring
  • Three meanings of plastic
  • Static vs. kinetic friction
  • Nine forms of energy
  • Energy Cards game
  • Calamari spaghetti
  • Poetry of Christina Rossetti
  • Most filmed spot in the world
  • Getting grass stains out of pants
  • Experimentally finding the coefficient of static friction without knowing the weight of the object
  • How you know you have a liver
  • Resolving a vector into its components
  • Addition of vectors
  • Similar triangles
  • Slope
  • Physicists think that there isn’t any work in holding a bowling ball
  • Kelvin temperature
  • Law of conservation of energy
  • Perpetual motion machines
  • Kilowatt-hours
  • Photosynthesis
  • Metric system
  • Gregorian calendar
  • Two ways to measure mass
  • Definition of pi
  • Inertia
  • Newton’s first and second laws
  • Why cramming doesn’t work well
  • Definition of pressure
  • Exponents
  • Density of neutron stars
  • Computing the mass of an iron atom
  • Cavalieri’s principle
  • Pressure at a given depth
  • Special glass in auto windshields
  • Buoyancy
  • Finding the volume of a desk lamp
  • 80-pound rubber ducky
  • Official rules of golf
  • Advantages of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Air has mass
  • Why 35-foot straws don’t work
  • You are alive because ice floats
  • Gedankenexperiments
  • How water fountains work
  • Elliptical constructions
  • Galvani and dead frogs that twitch
  • Birds sitting on high-voltage power lines
  • How to buy a cafe
  • Placing question marks at the end of a quotation
  • Schematic drawings in electrical circuits
  • Electrons per second in an ampere
  • Why we wear clothes on days ending in y
  • Ohm’s law
  • Batteries in series
  • Computing resistance in parallel circuits
  • Dangers of electricity — Thomas Merton Museums in New York City
  • History of the atom: Democritus
  • Isaac Newton
  • Henri Becquerel
  • J. J. Thomson
  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Niels Bohr
  • Principal quantum number
  • Arnold Sommerfeld
  • Louis de Broglie
  • C. J. Divisson and L. H. Germer
  • Orbital quantum number
  • Orbital magnetic quantum number
  • Spin magnetic quantum number
  • Wolfgang Pauli
  • Werner Heisenberg
  • Paul Dirac
  • Carl David Anderson
  • Positron
  • Binding Type


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