Provides instructions for over 200 short experiments in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics.
In a series of fun and involving hands-on chemistry experiments, kids observe the effect of molecular motion, try to inflate a balloon inside of a bottle, demonstrate the cleaning of water by capillary action, discover how detergent causes other molecules to move, and make water appear to boil with only the touch of a finger. They will also demonstrate how salt makes it harder for water to freeze, learn how to grow salt crystals and how to produce an elastic material, and observe liquids that will and will not mix together. Featuring color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions, Janice VanCleave again shows just how much fun science can be.
How much would you weigh on Mars? What can exploding balloons tell us about weather? Why do heavy ships stay afloat on water? How can you lift an elephant with one finger? You'll discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions when you journey through science history with Janice VanCleave as your guide. Packed with fun facts, activities, and experiments, Janice VanCleave's Science Through the Ages introduces you to the amazing stories behind some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow instructions for hands-on experiments, as well as clear explanations that reveal the many ways science has helped people--from ancient times right up through today! You'll find out how to use Stone Age tools to make art, build a simple telescope, look at your own blood vessels (did you know you have thousands of miles of them?), construct a stethoscope, create a model of Galileo's gas thermometer, and much more. As with all of Janice VanCleave's books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. So take a time-traveling tour of discovery and get ready for hours and hours of fascinating science fun--at home or in the classroom.
In a series of fun and involving hands-on biology experiments, kids observe the effect of osmosis on a raisin, demonstrate how leaves and stems can act like a straw, determine which side of a plant leaf takes in gases, demonstrate the loss of moisture from leaves, and discover the effects of gravity on plant growth. They will also determine the direction of winding plants, how shade affects plant growth, how plants grow toward light, and the effect of temperature on seed growth. Featuring color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions, Janice VanCleave again shows just how much fun science can be.
Describes twenty of the most prominent constellations, including the Big Dipper, Orion, and Cancer, explains how to locate them, and provides instructions for related activities.
Describes how to complete and present a science fair project and offers suggestions for experiments in astronomy, biology, chemistry, math, and engineering
Offers advice and guidelines on how to expand a child's world through books and reading, introducing three thousand teacher-recommended book titles, craft ideas, projects, recipes, and reading club tips.
Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.
A fabulous collection of science projects, explorations, techniques, and ideas! Looking to wow the judges at the science fair this year? Everyone's favorite science teacher is here to help. Janice VanCleave's A+ Science Fair Projects has everything you need to put together a winning entry, with detailed advice on properly planning your project, from choosing a topic and collecting your facts to designing experiments and presenting your findings. Featuring all-new experiments as well as time-tested projects collected from Janice VanCleave's A+ series, this easy-to-follow guide gives you an informative introduction to the science fair process. You get thirty-five complete starter projects on various topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics, including explorations of: * The angular distance between celestial bodies * The breathing rate of goldfish * Interactions in an ecosystem * Nutrient differences in soils * Heat transfer in the atmosphere * Magnetism from electricity * And much more! You'll also find lots of helpful tips on how to develop your own ideas into unique projects. Janice VanCleave's A+ Science Fair Projects is the ideal guide for any middle or high school student who wants to develop a stellar science fair entry.
Your all-in-one resource for science fair success Don’t wait till the last minute to start preparing for this year’s science fair. This book makes it easy and fun to complete a project that you can take pride in, and maybe even take to national and international competitions. You get expert guidance in creating a great project from start to finish, with information on basic science fair procedures, tools, and techniques. You’ll also find background experiments to try, pages for taking notes on each topic, and a personal project journal to help you keep track of every step as you choose your project, gather your data, report your findings, and prepare to make a spectacular presentation. The topics covered span the science curriculum and include topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. All the activities can be done either at home or in the classroom with inexpensive and easy-to-find materials. So find out how enjoyable and rewarding completing a science project can really be, and have a great science fair experience!
Provides instructions for 200 experiments in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy.
How do rocks change shape? Why does Venus rotate "backwards"? How do tigers talk with their tails? Do bigger ears hear better? Discover the answers to these and many other weird and wild mysteries in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Janice VanCleave's 204 Sticky, Gloppy, Wacky, and Wonderful Experiments gives you hours and hours of hands-on, low-cost scientific fun. Try these safe, easy-to-do experiments at home or in the classroom: construct a lunar calendar to examine the phases of the moon, observe the feeding of ants to find out how they communicate, and build a model of Galileo's thermoscope to measure how different materials change temperature. With so many amazing projects to choose from, you'll have a blast learning about the world around you.