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Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiment That Really Work

Wiley / 1991 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 229
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 9 X 5.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0471535737
ISBN-13: 9780471535737
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Why do planets spin? How hot is the Sun? What keeps the Moon in orbit around the Earth? What are Saturn's rings made of? What's a black hole in space? Now you can discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about basic astronomy. In Astronomy for Every Kid you'll learn about the constellations using a shoe box planetarium. You'll chart the movement of the stars with nothing but a string, a marker, and a nail. And you'll use a toy magnet to simulate the Earth's protective force field. 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. Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:
Biology for Every Kid
Chemistry for Every Kid
Dinosaurs for Every Kid
Earth Science for Every Kid
Geography for Every Kid
Geometry for Every Kid
The Human Body for Every Kid
Math for Every Kid
Physics for Every Kid

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JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former school science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide. She is the author of more than twenty other science books for children.

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    February 19, 2008
    Stephanie
    I have a 1st and 3rd grader doing a unit on Astronomy and this book has been a wonderful addition! The activities are easy to prepare for (if at all!) and gives great insight into our unit.
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