Blue Ribbon Science Fair Projects

Blue Ribbon Science Fair Projects

by Glen Vecchione
     
 

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Author Glen Vechionne’s collections of science fair projects have proven wildly popular, with more than 232,000 copies sold. Kids really like the straight-up approaches and accessible experiments—and this volume is sure to help budding scientists win that prized blue ribbon, too. From finding out whether chewing gum improves memory to testing static

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Author Glen Vechionne’s collections of science fair projects have proven wildly popular, with more than 232,000 copies sold. Kids really like the straight-up approaches and accessible experiments—and this volume is sure to help budding scientists win that prized blue ribbon, too. From finding out whether chewing gum improves memory to testing static electricity with a bowl of cereal, every idea is thoroughly enjoyable and educational. The engaging topics include fun with critters, where dog lovers can learn if Fido can hear music and see yellow; creative chemistry with soft drinks and milk; and lots of botany (including a look at whether honey can prevent mold). Plus, Vecchione provides great tips on how to catch the judges’ attention, create a journal, and display the project.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-In the hands of motivated and experienced science students, this book will be the springboard to successful and original projects. For others, it will calm last-minute nerves. Although the author urges readers to use the ideas as a beginning point, the projects are completely outlined from start to finish with explanations and definitions. Background information, materials, hypothesis, and results and conclusions are included. The volume opens with "Tips from a Science Fair Judge." The following 100 projects range from model building to analyzing data and are grouped into nine categories such as "Magnet Madness" and "Amusing Math." Reading through the "Background" and "Results and Conclusion" sections provides plenty of fodder for the scientifically ungrounded. Unfortunately, without some knowledge of the basic concepts, students may not understand how all the conclusions are reached. Safety warnings and a measurement conversion chart are included. A limited number of black-and-white illustrations clarify the steps. For a beginner's introduction to the science-fair experience, try Joe Rhatigan and Heather Smith's Sure-to-Win Science Fair Projects (Sterling, 2001).-Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402750670
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

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