Soils Magic

by David J. Elton,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0568-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0568-9 (ISBN-10), 2001, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 60
22 cm, Includes CD-ROM
GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 114

Document Type: Book


Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

This fascinating collection of simple and inexpensive experiments focuses on the principles of soil mechanics. The experiments in this volume are guaranteed to delight students from elementary school to college while teaching them about science and the behavior of soil. From turning soil into fluid to making water flow uphill, each experiment conveys a principle of science through a mysterious and captivating magic trick. The included CD-ROM provides videos of actual experiments and their results.

This book is a must-have for science teachers, engineering professors, or anyone who wants to make science and engineering fun and easily accessible.

System Requirements

Run on any personal computer with 80486/50 MHz or higher processor that has the following: Windows 95, Windows NT Workstations 4.0, or later operating system; Microsoft Word 2000; 4X CD-ROM multimedia compatible drive; minimum VGA Graphics; minimum 640x480 256 colors; Sound Blaster compatible sound card (and speakers or headphones); Microsoft-compatible mouse or pointing device; Windows Media Player

Subject Headings: Computer software | School (K-12) | Fluid flow | Engineering education | Systems engineering | Wind engineering | Students | Soil water


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