Ancient Science   -     By: Jim Wiese
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Ancient Science

John Wiley & Sons / 2003 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 122
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2003
ISBN: 0471215953
ISBN-13: 9780471215950
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Ages: 9-12

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Dig into the science of ancient times and unearth amazing discoveries!
* Have you ever wondered where paper comes from, who made the first known maps, or how the ancient Egyptians were able to build the pyramids?
* Would you like to make your own sundial, discover how to detect earthquakes, or learn to write in hieroglyphics?
* Are you looking for great ideas for your next science fair project?


If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then Ancient Science is for you! From Greek lighthouses and Roman bridges to Chinese kites and Mesopotamian soap, you’ll investigate some of the greatest scientific discoveries and the people who introduced them to the world. Dozens of fun-packed activities help you see for yourself how the earliest humans cultivated plants, why instruments make different sounds, how fireworks get their explosive power, and much more. All of the projects are safe and easy to do, and all you need is everyday stuff from around the house. So step back in time and take an amazing journey with Ancient Science!

Author Bio

JIM WIESE is a science teacher and an educational coordinator for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of many popular kids’ science activity books, including Roller Coaster Science, Rocket Science, Detective Science, Cosmic Science, and Sports Science, all from Wiley.

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  1. Kathy
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 15, 2007
    Kathy
    I purchased this book to utilize with our homeschooling curriculum "Introduction to World History." Ancient Science covers science from pre historic time to the discovery of the Americas. Each section covers a particular period of history with experiments to compliment the historical setting. We are planning to use Ancient Science, Usborne Book of World History, Usbsorne Time Traveler and Usborne Vistor's Guide to the Ancient World for our science and history curriculum this coming school year.
  2. Ellen Cook
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    August 23, 2006
    Ellen Cook
    This book is secular and teaches evolution, that man evolved from "humanoid apes"(see p.6). I am selectivley using the experiments, but the children are not given the book to read. The science experiments are easily understood and explained.
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