Giant Science

Grades 2-3


Author: Diane Ohanesian,Julie Hall,Kim Merlino,Buffy Silverman,Susan Bloom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781601597410

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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Giant Science

Resource Book


Author: Jo Ellen Moore,Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9781557996961

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 3680

This resource book includes 296 reproducible pages and lesson plans on the topics of life sciences (human body, plants, mammals, prehistoric animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, ocean invertebrates, land invertebrates), physical science (magnets, electricity, light, sound, matter, energy, simple machines), earth science (land forms, weather, air, water, rocks), space science (moon phases, stars, eclipses, solar system, day and night), environmental science (habitats, endangered animals, recycling) as well as the following ready-to-go resources--diagrams, picture cards, minibooks, graphic organizers and writing forms.

Visions into Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022

A Midterm Review


Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Review of Progress Toward Implementing the Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309479339

Category: Planetary science

Page: 154

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In spring 2011 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine produced a report outlining the next decade in planetary sciences. That report, titled Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022, and popularly referred to as the “decadal survey,†has provided high-level prioritization and guidance for NASA’s Planetary Science Division. Other considerations, such as budget realities, congressional language in authorization and appropriations bills, administration requirements, and cross-division and cross-directorate requirements (notably in retiring risk or providing needed information for the human program) are also necessary inputs to how NASA develops its planetary science program. In 2016 NASA asked the National Academies to undertake a study assessing NASA’s progress at meeting the objectives of the decadal survey. After the study was underway, Congress passed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 which called for NASA to engage the National Academies in a review of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. NASA and the Academies agreed to incorporate that review into the midterm study. That study has produced this report, which serves as a midterm assessment and provides guidance on achieving the goals in the remaining years covered by the decadal survey as well as preparing for the next decadal survey, currently scheduled to begin in 2020.

The Little Giant Book of Science Facts


Author: Glen Vecchione,Joel Harris,Sharon Harris

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402706530

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 9194

Hundreds of fascinating, flabbergasting, and sometimes freaky facts are at your disposal in this fun-sized compendium. Uncover animal oddities, including the fact that certain species of frogs can survive being frozen solid and thawed. Find out how strange people really are: Did you know that the average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime—enough to fill two swimming pools? And there are botanical surprises, such as that bananas are actually herbs, plus science tidbits about the Earth, inventions, computers, and more.

Compromising the Ideals of Science


Author: R. Sassower

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137519428

Category: Social Science

Page: 107

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This books examines the conditions under which scientists compromised the ideals of science, and elucidates these with reference to the challenges of profit motives and national security concerns. The book also offers suggestions for changing the political and economic conditions under which the integrity of science and its ethos can be practiced.

Science in the Twentieth Century


Author: John Krige,Dominique Pestre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134406932

Category: Reference

Page: 978

View: 2348

With over forty chapters, written by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume represents the best work in America, Europe, and Asia. Geographical diversity of the authors is reflected in the different perspectives devoted to the subject, and all major disciplinary developments are covered. There are also sections concerning the countries that have made the most significant contributions, the relationship between science and industry, the importance of instrumentation, and the cultural influence of scientific modes of thought. Students and professionals will come to appreciate how, and why, science has developed - as with any other human activity, it is subject to the dynamics of society and politics.

Isaac Newton

A Giant of Modern Science


Author: 50MINUTES.COM,


ISBN: 2806289629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 39

View: 5719

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Isaac Newton in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Isaac Newton. Although this English scientist and mathematician is best known for his theory of universal gravitation, he worked in a variety of domains and made major discoveries that revolutionised the way we see the world. Newton remains one of history’s greatest and most influential scientists: until the 20th century, all of modern science was shaped by his theories, and his work laid the foundations for the discipline of classical mechanics. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn key facts about Isaac Newton’s life and career • Find out how his work revolutionised scientific knowledge at the time • Understand the impact that Newton’s theories and discoveries had on scientists for generations to come ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

Giants - Sie sind erwacht



Author: Sylvain Neuvel

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641168147

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9093

Schlafende Giganten Als die kleine Rose eines Abends beim Spielen in einer Höhle eine gewaltige Metallhand entdeckt, ahnt sie noch nicht, dass dieser Fund ihr ganzes Leben verändern wird. Siebzehn Jahre später will sie, inzwischen eine herausragende Physikerin, das noch immer ungelöste Rätsel aufklären. Gemeinsam mit einem Expertenteam aus Wissenschaftlern und Militärs findet Rose heraus, dass die Hand zu einem riesigen Roboter gehört, dessen Körperteile über den ganzen Globus verteilt sind. Doch wer hat den Roboter gebaut? Wann wurde er in der Erde vergraben? Und was bedeuten die seltsamen Zeichen auf dem Metall?

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences

From Heresy to Truth


Author: James Lawrence Powell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538456

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first suggested, each proposition violated scientific orthodoxy and was quickly denounced as scientific—and sometimes religious—heresy. Nevertheless, after decades of rejection, scientists came to accept each theory. The stories behind these four discoveries reflect more than the fascinating push and pull of scientific work. They reveal the provocative nature of science and how it raises profound and sometimes uncomfortable truths as it advances. For example, counter to common sense, the Earth and the solar system are older than all of human existence; the interactions among the moving plates and the continents they carry account for nearly all of the Earth's surface features; and nearly every important feature of our solar system results from the chance collision of objects in space. Most surprising of all, we humans have altered the climate of an entire planet and now threaten the future of civilization. This absorbing scientific history is the only book to describe the evolution of these four ideas from heresy to truth, showing how science works in practice and how it inevitably corrects the mistakes of its practitioners. Scientists can be wrong, but they do not stay wrong. In the process, astonishing ideas are born, tested, and over time take root.

North-East India: The Horizon Of Anthropology


Author: K.C. Mahanta

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788178356563

Category: Assam (India)

Page: 328

View: 4795

Articles on the life style, culture and customs of tribals and non-tribals communities of North East India.

Giant Book of Science Fun/Giant Book of Math Fun

Flip Book


Author: Louis V. Loeschnig,Raymond Blum,Glen Vecchione,Steve Ryan,Adam Hart-Davis

Publisher: Main Street Press

ISBN: 9781402704697

Category: Games

Page: 512

View: 5870

Look: You see one book. Flip it over: Now you've got two. They're giant, they're fun, they're two volumes in one! From math and mazes to science and word searches, these great collections offer a big bang for the buck and hundreds of cool puzzles and games to keep you busy for hours. Math and science go together like milk and cookies, and that's what makes this double book a treat: it has both, in one cool volume filled with eye-opening, mind-expanding, kid-pleasing fun, is math magic? It sure is, with pleasing fun, is math magic? It sure is, with these delightful tricks and games. Do some calculator conjuring. Put on an amazing show with Arithmetricks. Solve math logic puzzles, and even predict which card will be chosen from a deck of cards with some fancy figuring. In the kitchen, out in nature, anywhere at all, junior scientists can create extraordinary experiments using only ordinary materials. Every one is simple, yet teaches important scientific principles: taste electricity with a lemon, make a water trombone with a straw, use a bit of butter to tell which bulb is brighter, and more.

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022


Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Planetary Science Decadal Survey

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309224640

Category: Science

Page: 398

View: 2611

In recent years, planetary science has seen a tremendous growth in new knowledge. Deposits of water ice exist at the Moon's poles. Discoveries on the surface of Mars point to an early warm wet climate, and perhaps conditions under which life could have emerged. Liquid methane rain falls on Saturn's moon Titan, creating rivers, lakes, and geologic landscapes with uncanny resemblances to Earth's. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 surveys the current state of knowledge of the solar system and recommends a suite of planetary science flagship missions for the decade 2013-2022 that could provide a steady stream of important new discoveries about the solar system. Research priorities defined in the report were selected through a rigorous review that included input from five expert panels. NASA's highest priority large mission should be the Mars Astrobiology Explorer Cacher (MAX-C), a mission to Mars that could help determine whether the planet ever supported life and could also help answer questions about its geologic and climatic history. Other projects should include a mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa and its subsurface ocean, and the Uranus Orbiter and Probe mission to investigate that planet's interior structure, atmosphere, and composition. For medium-size missions, Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 recommends that NASA select two new missions to be included in its New Frontiers program, which explores the solar system with frequent, mid-size spacecraft missions. If NASA cannot stay within budget for any of these proposed flagship projects, it should focus on smaller, less expensive missions first. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 suggests that the National Science Foundation expand its funding for existing laboratories and establish new facilities as needed. It also recommends that the program enlist the participation of international partners. This report is a vital resource for government agencies supporting space science, the planetary science community, and the public.

Dying Planet

Mars in Science and the Imagination


Author: Robert Markley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822387271

Category: Science

Page: 456

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For more than a century, Mars has been at the center of debates about humanity’s place in the cosmos. Focusing on perceptions of the red planet in scientific works and science fiction, Dying Planet analyzes the ways Mars has served as a screen onto which humankind has projected both its hopes for the future and its fears of ecological devastation on Earth. Robert Markley draws on planetary astronomy, the history and cultural study of science, science fiction, literary and cultural criticism, ecology, and astrobiology to offer a cross-disciplinary investigation of the cultural and scientific dynamics that have kept Mars on front pages since the 1800s. Markley interweaves chapters on science and science fiction, enabling him to illuminate each arena and to explore the ways their concerns overlap and influence one another. He tracks all the major scientific developments, from observations through primitive telescopes in the seventeenth century to data returned by the rovers that landed on Mars in 2004. Markley describes how major science fiction writers—H. G. Wells, Kim Stanley Robinson, Philip K. Dick, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Judith Merril—responded to new theories and new controversies. He also considers representations of Mars in film, on the radio, and in the popular press. In its comprehensive study of both science and science fiction, Dying Planet reveals how changing conceptions of Mars have had crucial consequences for understanding ecology on Earth.

Mapping Scientific Frontiers

The Quest for Knowledge Visualization


Author: Chaomei Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447100514

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 3970

This is a comprehensive introduction to scientific visualization. It provides a complete history of the development of the field with illustrations of how the techniques can be applied in different field, including the history itself.

Albert Einstein

The Giant of 20th Century Science


Author: Judy L. Hasday

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766021853

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7432

Traces the life of the physicist whose contributions to the world of science changed the modern views of space and time.

Johannes Kepler

Giant of Faith and Science


Author: John Hudson Tiner

Publisher: Sowers

ISBN: 9780915134113

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 9726

A biography of the German astronomer who discovered the three laws of planetary motion.