Jancie 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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Wiley
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0471330973
ISBN-13: 9780471330974

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How much would you weigh on Mars?
What can exploding balloons tell us about weather?
Why do heavy ships stay afloat on water?
How can you lift an elephant with one finger?
You'll discover the answers to these and many other fascinatingquestions when you journey through science history with JaniceVanCleave as your guide. Packed with fun facts, activities, andexperiments, Janice VanCleave's Science Through the Ages introducesyou to the amazing stories behind some of the greatest scientificdiscoveries of our time. Each chapter provides easy-to-followinstructions for hands-on experiments, as well as clearexplanations that reveal the many ways science has helpedpeople--from ancient times right up through today!
You'll find out how to use Stone Age tools to make art, build asimple telescope, look at your own blood vessels (did you know youhave thousands of miles of them?), construct a stethoscope, createa model of Galileo's gas thermometer, and much more. As with all ofJanice VanCleave's books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, andeasily found around the house. So take a time-traveling tour ofdiscovery and get ready for hours and hours of fascinating sciencefun--at home or in the classroom.

Author Bio

JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of more than forty books that have sold over two million copies, and a resident science fair authority on Discovery.com.

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Q: Hi. I am homeschooling my 7th grader and thought this might work to supplement our science. Does this book have a recommended age range or grade level? Thank you so much

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This book is recommended for ages 8-12 or grades 3-7.

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