This book from the Life of Fred series is meant to be used between the Decimals and Percents and the Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology. In it you'll find the Human Face of Elementary Physics as Fred does physics before algebra.

Learn . . .

How ducks and cows pronounce μ differently

Why no one can weigh 55 kilograms

How Kingie could move a safe that Superman couldn't

. . . and even some elementary physics

All fun!

Just open & enjoy

Here's a taste of what's inside:

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.