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The Ben Franklin Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments: Activities, Projects and Science FunThe Ben Franklin Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments: Activities, Projects and Science Fun
Lisa Jo Rudy, ed.; Cheryl Kirk Noll, illus.
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Experiment and hypothesize just like Ben Franklin! Arranged around Ben Franklin's subjects of interest, chapters cover observation & innovation, weather, electricity, music, printing, and light & sound. Activities include a short introduction, materials needed list, procedure, and questions to examine afterwards. Easy, fun, and educational, common household materials are used. Learn how to build an optical toy shop, make a weather station, create an orchestra, building your own printing press, and more! 131 reproducible pages, indexed, softcover.
     

 
Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6 (Second Edition)Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6 (Second Edition)
Marvin N. Tolman
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Invigorate your science classes and banish any boredom with this huge book of hands-on earth science activities! Emphasizing a discovery/inquiry approach that encourages students to analyze, synthesize, and infer based on their own heuristic experiences, this new edition puts an increased emphasis on collaboration, shared observations, and writing.

The 160 activities are designed for students to generally be able to perform independently after the teacher provides the materials listed and a copy of the procedure steps. Teacher information is provided for teachers to discuss following the activity.

Perfect for science fairs or supplementing your normal science curriculum, activities are arranged by topic, which include: air, weather, ecology, beyond the earth, water, the earth, and above the earth. 464 reproducible pages, softcover, lay-flat binding for easy copying.
     


 
Backyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to HomeBackyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to Home
Carol A. Amato
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Get to know the amazing creatures right outside your door!

What do toads like to eat? Why do crickets sing? Why does a firefly glow? If you've ever longed to know more about the habits of the animals and insects that live in your backyard, here's the book you've been waiting for! With Backyard Pets, you'll find out how to catch and care for lots of different, easy-to-find critters, from terrific toads to slithering slugs. You'll perform all sorts of investigations and activities, including discovering how snails eat and how caterpillars protect themselves, before you return your newly found pets safely to their natural home. And you'll even find out how to attract birds and butterflies to homemade feeders and gardens so that you can observe them every day as they go about their amazing lives.

As you take care of your pets, you'll learn how to interpret fireflies' signals; how to entice worms from their burrows with sound; and how to make birdfeeders, hummingbird gardens, and toad abodes. Along the way, you'll discover lots of fascinating facts about the lives of these clever critters - from what their favorite foods are to how they see, hear, and move, and even how they help the environment.
     


 
Hands-On Physical Science Activities for Grades K-8 (Second Edition)Hands-On Physical Science Activities for Grades K-8 (Second Edition)
Marvin N. Tolman, Ed.D.
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Science Sleuths: 88 Activities to Develop Science Inquiry and Critical Thinking for Grades 4-8Science Sleuths: 88 Activities to Develop Science Inquiry and Critical Thinking for Grades 4-8
Pam Walker, Elaine Wood
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Science inquiry and critical thinking skills are two of the most important areas of science for middle school children to grow in. Science Sleuths will effortlessly engage kids in problem solving and application skills with picture mysteries, activities for class or home, science sidebars and stories of real crime. 250 pages, softcover. Grades 4-8.
     

 
So You Have to Do a Science Fair ProjectSo You Have to Do a Science Fair Project
Joyce Henderson, Heather Tomasello
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Gearing up for your first science fair project? Looking for the perfect science fair survival guide? Well, now your search is over. So You Have to Do a Science Fair Project, written by an experienced science fair judge and an international science fair winner, walks you through the science fair process, one step at a time. Filled with lots of solid, practical advice and troubleshooting tips, this easy-to-use handbook covers:
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  • How to create a successful experiment
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There are also lots of helpful suggestions for polishing your final presentation, including putting the finishing touches on your display, dressing to impress on science fair day, and knowing how to talk with the judges. Whether you're a first-time participant or a science student looking to excel, you'll find yourself turning to this invaluable resource again and again for years to come.
     

 
The New York Public Library Amazing Scientists: A Book of Answers for KidsThe New York Public Library Amazing Scientists: A Book of Answers for Kids
Jim Callan
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Discover the moons of Jupiter with Galileo. Uncover the science of radiation with Madame Curie. Travel forward in time with Einstein. Find out how scientists learned to cure diseases, how they discovered gravity, and how they determined the structure of the atom. Fact-filled and fun, this book's question-and-answer format lets you explore the discoveries of some of the world's greatest scientist.
     

 
Strategies for Winning Science Fair ProjectsStrategies for Winning Science Fair Projects
Joyce Henderson, Heather Tomasello
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Written by a science fair judge and an international science fair winner, this must-have resource is packed with strategies and pointers for putting together a winning science fair project. Here you'll get the nitty-gritty on a wide variety of topics, from the fundamentals of the science fair process to the last-minute details of polishing your presentation, including:
  • Choosing the right project for you
  • Doing research and taking notes
  • Using the scientific method
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  • Creating eye-catching backboards
  • Handling pre-contest jitters
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With insider tips, checklists, and solid advice from people who've been there, Strategies for Winning Science Fair Projects is the one guide you'll need for science fair season and beyond.
     

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