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Twenty simple and fun experiments allow readers to discover how to make a battery from a lemon, learn how magnets can produce electricity, and find out how flashlights work--plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing science fair projects. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.
     

 
Janice VanCleave's Insects and Spiders: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair ProjectsJanice VanCleave's Insects and Spiders: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
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Are spiders insects? Why do crickets chirp? How do caterpillars become butterflies? Janice VanCleave's Insects and Spiders includes 20 fun and simple experiments that help you discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions that may be "bugging" you about critters that crawl, burrow, or fly. You'll also find dozens of suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Make an insect model out of clay, paper, and toothpicks. Discover what straws can tell you about a grasshopper's eyes. Use a jar of baby food to learn how flies eat. All these experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and cleanup. Fora ges 8 to 12.
     

 
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How does a compass work? What is a magnetic field? How can you make a magnet with electricity? "Magnets" includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about magnets, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up. Ages 8-12
     

 
Janice VanCleave's Rock and Minerals: Mind-Boggling  Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair ProjectsJanice VanCleave's Rock and Minerals: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
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What are fossils? How do stalactites and stalagmites form? Can rock melt? "Rocks and Minerals" includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about rocks and minerals, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects See how sedimentary rock is formed using two pillows, a yardstick, and some masking tape. Make models of rocks and minerals with gumdrops, toothpicks, and plastic bags. Learn what carbonate minerals are and how to identify them using a glass jar, some vinegar, and an egg. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.
     

 
Janice VanCleave's Solar Systems: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair ProjectsJanice VanCleave's Solar Systems: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
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Start a great science fair project with Janice VanCleave's Mind Boggling Experiments you can Turn Into Science Fair Projects series. Learn (and show!) how astronomers use vibrations to determine the interior of the sun, how the moon covers the sun, how the masses of other plants compare to earth and much more. Each experiment includes a problem to solve, materials list, step-by-step procedure, results, why it works, and additional ideas to explore. Charts, illustrations and background material is also included. 90 pages, indexed. Ages 8-12.
     

 
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Janice VanCleave offers 20 easy-to-do activities, plus dozens of tips and tricks for developing original science fair projects. Kids can make the classic erupting volcano and create their own molten lava rock. Includes information on where volcanoes are found, how scientists predict volcanic eruptions, and much more. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up. Ages 8-12
     

 
Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiment That Really WorkAstronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiment That Really Work
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Why does Jupiter have colored clouds? How can you use a clock as a compass? What is the cause of shooting stars? Using common down-to-earth objects, these out-of-this-world experiments will help your kids discover the scientific principles behind the sun, moon, stars, and planets. Each pretested step-by-step activity includes a list of materials, expected results, and a clear explanation. Ages 8 to 12. 229 pages, softcover from Wiley & Sons.
     

 
Chemistry For Every KidChemistry For Every Kid
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Why do newspapers turn yellow? How does bleach make colors disappear? Why can't you mix oil and water? Find out the answers to these and other mysteries of chemistry in this fascinating collection of ideas, projects, and activities that teach the basics of chemistry theory and practice.

Turn steel wool into a glutonous green blob. Separate an egg from its shell without breaking the shell. Make copper pennies turn green. Have fun while you learn simple chemistry from a solution of color water, and the behavior of gases with the help of a soda bottle. Through these and other activities, you'll explore the structure of matter, the workings of acids, gases, and solutions.. and much more.

You'll find most of the materials you need around the house or classroom. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and cheaply in the classroom, at a science fair, or at home. Softcover, 232 pages.
     


 
Constellations WorldConstellations World
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In Constellations for Every Kid you'll learn about legends, famous constellations, seasonal patterns, locating constellations and much more! You'll create a sky globe with a transparent bowl, use a star map to find constellations, determine why the position of the sun looks like it changes and more.

Each of the activities is broken down into background information, a "think it through" section, exercises and answers, materials list, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pre-tested. 247 pages, softcover.
     


 
Earth ScienceEarth Science
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How are mountains formed? What makes the air we breathe? What causes the ocean waves? Now you can learn the answer to these and other questions about the earth, sea, and air through 101 fun, safe, low-cost experiments and activities that can be performed at home or in the classroom. In this book you will use a tennis ball and a marble to demonstrate a solar eclipse. You'll make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to understand sedimentary rock formation. And, with the assistance of a Slinky and a helper, you'll learn about the motion of water waves.. Each of the 101 experiemnts is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.
     

 
Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science FunJanice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun
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* What keeps an upside-down roller coaster on track? How does wing shape lift an airplane? Help your kids explore over 20 different types of engineering---mechanical, chemical, electrical---and their uses all around us! Featuring 25 fun projects, this hands-on resource provides step-by-step instructions, lists of easy-to-find materials, and simple scientific explanations of each activity. 205 pages, softcover from Jossey-Bass.
     

 
Food and Nutrition for Every KidFood and Nutrition for Every Kid
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Find out answers---in Janice VanCleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid. To the delight of children, parents, and teahers everywhere, America's favorite science teacher brings a welcome addition to the popular Science for Every Kid series. Through fun, safe, and easy-to-do experiments, Janice VanCleave teaches kids ages eight to twelve all about food and nutrition.
     

 
Science For Every Kid: GeographyScience For Every Kid: Geography
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In Geography for every Kid you'll learn about legends, scales, grip maps, topographic maps, latitude and longitude, and much more! You'll create a map of your very own neighborhood park, make an enlarged picture using a grid, and even map a simulated ocean floor using just a string and a washer.

Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pre-tested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or home.
     


 
Human BodyHuman Body
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In The Human Body for Every Kid you'll learn about cells, the brain, temperature, nerves & stimulus, skin, touch, the senses, breathing, the hearth, muscles, eyes and more.

Each of the activities is broken down into background information, exercises and answers, materials list, step-by-step instructions, results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pre-tested. 223 pages, softcover.
     


 
Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and SoundsPhysics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sounds
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How do magnets work? What makes a curve ball curve? What keeps an airplane in the air? How can a pulley make you five times stronger? Now you can learn the answers to these and other questions about basic physics through 101 fun, safe, low-cost experiments and activities that can be performed at home or in the classroom. In Physics for Every Kid, you'll learn about gravity from funnels that seem to defy nature by rolling up hill. Using a balloon as a power source, you'll make a flourescent light bulb glow and learn how electrons are used to produce light. And you'll leviate a Ping-Pong ball to understand aerodynamics. Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.
     

 
OceansOceans
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