Computers are more prevalent in our daily lives than ever before, yet many people are unfamiliar with the concepts and technology of computer science. Offering 20 engaging experiments and activities based on computer research, Computer Science Experiments aims to expand students' learning experiences in this field by covering key science concepts. The experiments in this volume come from all major areas of science, including biology, environmental science, physics, chemistry, and Earth systems.
Including such helpful experiments as a "Virtual Pig Dissection," "Human Parasites," "Breathing Demonstration," and "Hydrolysis and Dehydration Synthesis," this easy-to-use and updated resource features full-color line illustrations, tables, and charts to help hold students' attention and clearly explain information. This useful new collection is an ideal primer for middle and high school students, and it offers teachers a new approach to presenting some basic concepts in a new and engaging way.
Full-color line illustrations, tables, and charts. Index. Glossary. Print and Web resources. Notes.
About the Author(s)
Pamela Walker and Elaine Wood have 40 years of science teaching experience between them. Their expertise comes from formal training in biology education and hands-on practice with students, and they are also the authors of Facts On File's five-volume Science Experiments On File™ binder series. Walker was named the 2007 Georgia State Teacher of the Year.