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Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Astronomy: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra CreditJanice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Astronomy: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit
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Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Or do you just want to know how the world really works? Janice Van Cleave's A+ Projects in Astronomy can help you! This step-by-step guide explores 30 astronomy-related topics and offers dozens of ideas for experiments. Construct a scale model of the solar system; study eclipses; create a "star clock"; and more! The book also includes charts, diagrams, and illustrations. 216 indexed pages, softcover.
     

 
A+ Projects in BiologyA+ Projects in Biology
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Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Do you want to earn extra credit in your biology class? Or do you just want to know how the world really works? Janice Van Cleave's A+ Projects in Biology can help you, and the best part is it won't involve any complicated or expensive equipment. This step-by-step guide explores 30 different topics and offer dozens of experiment ideas. The book also includes charts, diagrams, and illustrations. Here are just a few of the topics you'll be investigating: Seed germination, Chromatography, Food preservatives, Cellular respiration, Operant conditioning. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to turn your own ideas into winning science fair projects.
     

 
A+ Projects in ChemistryA+ Projects in Chemistry
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See science in action with Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Chemistry! This helpful guide provides experiments in 30 different topics, including weather, acids/bases, electrolytes, crystals, water, carbon dioxide, and more. Entries include an introduction to the topic, purpose of the experiment, materials needed, step-by-step procedure, illustrations as necessary, notes on the result, and information on why that result occurred. 233 indexed pages, softcover.
     

 
A+ Projects in Earth Science: Winning ExperimentsA+ Projects in Earth Science: Winning Experiments
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From the best-selling A+ series comes a volume that brings kids down to earth. Rocks and minerals, oceanography, the greenhouse effect . . . students learn about these and 27 other topics by conducting experiments using the scientific method (research, purpose, hypothesis, experimentation, conclusion). No expensive equipment is required, and each project could make your child a top contender at science fairs! Ages 11 and up. 234 pages, softcover from Wiley & Sons.
     

 
Guide to the Best Science Fair ProjectsGuide to the Best Science Fair Projects
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Where can you find lots of interesting ideas? How do you begin a project? How can you create an eye-catching display? What can you do to impress the judges? Discover the answers to these and other questions in this complete guide to winning science fair projects. Learn how to develop a topic from any idea, and find out the best ways to create, assemble, and present projects - including special tips on how to display them. Try out some of Janice VanCleave's favorite experiments on topics from astronomy and biology to chemistry, math, and engineering. As you have fun completing these experiements, you'll be learning the secrets of science fair success.
     

 
Janice VanCleave's Guide to More of the Best Science Fair ProjectsJanice VanCleave's Guide to More of the Best Science Fair Projects
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What can you do to create an extraordinary science project? How is a clear and easy-to-follow display organized? What are the do's and don'ts of science fair projects? Where will you find the best collection of science fair ideas? The answers-and the fun-are all in this exciting book of innovative, easy-to-understand, show-stopping science fair projects. Discover how to develop a topic from your own idea; research, create, and assemble your project; then display it in a way that will make it stand out from the crowd. Tackle some of Janice VanCleave's favorite experments on topics ranging from astronomy, biology, and engineering to botany, geology, and oceanography. Then let your mind loose to explore whatever topic most interests you. Enjoy working on intrigluing experiments while learning the secrets pf science fair success!
     

 
Sticky, Gloppy, Wacky, and Wonderful ExperimentsSticky, Gloppy, Wacky, and Wonderful Experiments
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Supplement your science studies with this science experiments workbook. Worksheets will provide your child with additional practice opportunities as they complete exercises that cover various science topics such as astronomy, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science. 122 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Ages 9 and up. Grades 3 and up.
     

 
200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird & Fun Experiments200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird & Fun Experiments
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Science can be explosively fun, especially when you've got 200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird and Fun Experiments at your fingertips! Each experiment includes an illustration, stated purpose, materials list, procedure, results, and notes on why the results occurred. Learn how biology, chemistry, physics, earth science and astronomy can relate to everyday life with these low-cost experiments. 116 pages, softcover. Index and glossary included. Ages 8-12.
     

 
201 Awesome, Magical, Bizzare, & Incredible Experiments201 Awesome, Magical, Bizzare, & Incredible Experiments
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Discover the awsome answers to these and other fascinating mysteries in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy. Just try these 201 fun, safe, low-cost experiments at home or in the classroom. You'll look through a drop of water to find out how a magnifying lens works. Using a styrofoam ball, a pencil, and a lamp, you'll learn why the Moon appears and disappears. With just a jar and some ice cubes, you can demonstrate how rain is formed. Each experiment includes an illustration and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
     

 

 
Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Frosty, Cool and Wild ExperimentsJanice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Frosty, Cool and Wild Experiments
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Why are popsicles softer than ice? What makes bananas turn brown? Why does the moon seem to change shape? How do whales use sound to "see"? Figure out the answers for yourself with these totally cool activities and experiments about the wonders of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool, and Wild Experiments guarantees hours and hours of fascinating, hands-on, safe, low-cost science fun. Try these awesome projects at home or in the classroom: make your own astrolabe and measure the altitude of the stars, transform dishwashing liquid into intricate crystal formations, and use Gummi Bear candy to study how water is absorbed. Each experiment includes an illustration and simple step-by-step instructions. For ages 8 to 12.
     

 
Teaching the Fun of ScienceTeaching the Fun of Science
Janice VanCleave
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Now you can introduce children to the wonders of science in a way that's exhilarating and lasting. In Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Science, the award-winning teacher and popular children's author provides key tools to help you effectively teach the physical, life, and Earth and space sciences and encourage kids to become enthusiastic, independent investigators. Each science concept is presented with hands-on activities, teacher tips, key terms, and much more, including:
  • reproducible sheets of experiments and patterns
  • lists of expectations based on National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks
  • advice on preparing materials and presenting each topic
  • dozens of suggestions for extensions
As with all of Janice VanCleave's books, the format is easy to follow and the required materials are inexpensive and easy to find. With Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Science you can inspire, challenge, and help your students to develop a lively and lifelong interest in science.
     

 
Jancie VanCleave's Science Through the AgesJancie VanCleave's Science Through the Ages
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Thirty activities will take you through the ages-from the Stone Age to the age of flight. Looking at the various scientific innovations and inventions that have occurred throughout the years, students will gain exposure to chemical reactions, dyes, the shape of the earth, gravity, astronomy and more with engaging information and a household-ingredient experiment. Each includes the purpose of the experiment; a materials-needed list; step-by-step procedure; results; and information on why those results occurred. 122 indexed pages, softcover.
     

 
Help! My Science Project is Due Tomorrow! Easy  Experiments You Can Do OvernightHelp! My Science Project is Due Tomorrow! Easy Experiments You Can Do Overnight
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Caught in the Last-Minute Science Project Scramble?

Looking for Fun, Interesting Project Ideas?

You're in luck! With Janice VanCleave's Help! My Science Project Is Due Tomorrow! you can choose from a wide variety of ideas drawing from all the scientific disciplines. Just pick any topic you're interested in - stars, telescopes, cells, spiders, chemical change, solutions, the water cycle, energy, and many more - read the background information, gather a few simple materials, and start experimenting!

Each chapter presents a simple scientific investigation that includes step-by-step instructions, a description of the desired result, and ideas on how to expand on the topic to make it your very own science project. And, as with all of Janice VanCleave's books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. You'll not only find this book useful for any science project assignments all year round but a great resource for developing long-term science fair projects.
     

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