Light in the Real World

Light in the Real World

Book - 2013
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"This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of light to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a light switch to the sun. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of light, including Pythagoras, Christian Huygens, James Clerk Maxwell, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Edison. Major concepts covered include visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, color, solar energy, optics, lasers, and the speed of light. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards."--From publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Pub., 2013.
ISBN: 9781617837418
Call Number: 535 KOONTZ
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Light -- Juvenile literature.
Solar energy -- Juvenile literature.
Light -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Spectrum analysis -- Juvenile literature.
Optics -- Juvenile literature.
Lasers -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Peatross, Justin


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