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Science Around the YearScience Around the Year
Janice VanCleave
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What can pinecones tell you about the weather? Why are pale-colored objects cooler than darker-colored ones? How do crickets hear? Packed with experiments, projects, and facts for every season, this resource introduces kids to astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Step-by-step activities, as well as clear explanations of concepts, provide hours of fascinating, safe, hands-on, and low-cost science fun! 122 pages, softcover from Wiley & Sons.
     

 
Mistakes & Discoveries Pack, 2 VolumesMistakes & Discoveries Pack, 2 Volumes
Charlotte Foltz Jones, Royston Roberts
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The Science Chef: 100 Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for KidsThe Science Chef: 100 Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids
Joan D'Amico, Karen Eich Drummond
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Why does bread rise? What makes popcorn pop? Show your budding bakers that there's more to cooking than dicing and slicing. There's chemistry and biology, too! Each chapter features a science concept, a problem-solving experiment, and recipes that use the information learned. Includes kitchen safety rules and a nutrition guide. Ages 8 and up. 180 pages, softcover from Jossey-Bass.
     

 
The Science Chef Travels Around the World: Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for KidsThe Science Chef Travels Around the World: Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids
Joan D'Amico
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What's for dinner in India? What's for dessert in Italy? Teach your kids about 14 countries by cooking up easy recipes created by a teacher and a dietitian. These fun food experiments provide fascinating answers to yummy mysteries like: Why does soda fizz? Do vegetables die when you pick them? What makes peanut butter smooth? Paperback.
     

 
The Healthy Body Cookbook for KidsThe Healthy Body Cookbook for Kids
Joan D'Amico, Karen Eich Drummond
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Once your kids learn why healthy eating equals a healthy body, they'll want to eat more responsibly! This book explains why certain foods are good for their heart, bones, muscles, skin, and more. Then it encourages them to try over 50 kid-tested recipes for treats like protein-boosting chicken fingers and more! Includes fun activities and introductions to kitchen tools, cooking skills, and safety. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
     

 
Ancient ScienceAncient Science
Jim Wiese
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Learn how the ancient civilizations of the world used tools to make their lives easier; and how early innovations led to other advancements! Filled with activities for you to try, you'll learn not only about history, but science as well. Contains references to evolution. 120 pages, softcover, index and glossary included.
     

 
Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for KidsDetective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids
Jim Wiese
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Detectives hunt for clues and gather evidence by using everyday science! Learn how to dust for fingerprints, make casts of footsteps, tail a suspect, examine fibers, and analyze handwriting with these easy and fun experiments. Each project includes a materials list, procedure, explanation, and illustration. 118 pages with glossary and index, softcover.
     

 
Spy Science: 40 Secret-Sleuthing, Code-Cracking, Spy-Catching Activities for KidsSpy Science: 40 Secret-Sleuthing, Code-Cracking, Spy-Catching Activities for Kids
Jim Wiese
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Discover how spies use science to keep - or uncover - top secrets. Learn how to go under cover, master Morse code, and even build devices to see and hear through walls! These and dozens of other fun-filled activities give you an inside look at the science behind spy gadgets and tricks of the trade. All the activities are completely safe and can be done with everyday objects from around the house. Forty activities are included.
     

 
Guide to the Best Science Fair ProjectsGuide to the Best Science Fair Projects
Janice VanCleave
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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
Janice VanCleave
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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!
     

 
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
Janice VanCleave
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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
Janice VanCleave
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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.
     


 
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
Janice VanCleave
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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.
     

 
MagnetsMagnets
Janice VanCleave
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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 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
Janice VanCleave
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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.
     

 
ElectricityElectricity
Janice VanCleave
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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 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
Janice VanCleave
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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.
     
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