Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments

Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments

by Janice Pratt VanCleave, Barbara Clark
     
 
An elementary science experiment book that is both educational and fun. Intended for children in grades K to 6, it contains 101 thoroughly tested and safe experiments relating to earth science. Each experiment has a clear purpose, list of materials and step-by-step illustrated instructions. In addition, without giving too much away, it provides hints as to what may

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An elementary science experiment book that is both educational and fun. Intended for children in grades K to 6, it contains 101 thoroughly tested and safe experiments relating to earth science. Each experiment has a clear purpose, list of materials and step-by-step illustrated instructions. In addition, without giving too much away, it provides hints as to what may be expected from a given experiment and offers a full explanation of the outcome in understandable terms. Most materials necessary for the experiments are readily available around the house. The aim is to make learning about the earth a rewarding experience and encourage a student's desire to seek more knowledge about science.

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Gr 3-6-- An entertaining, educational, and nonthreatening aid to understanding earth science. The easy experiments are carefully organized in sections dealing with the Earth in space, rocks and minerals, crustal movement, erosion, atmosphere, weather, and the oceans. Each experiment includes a purpose, a list of needed materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and a scientific explanation of the results. Each double-page spread features a helpful black-line drawing of the procedure; cautions are given where any danger is possible and notes comment on desirable weather or other necessary conditions. Activities range from making a peanut butter sandwich to demonstrating a sedimentary rock formation, or erasing pencil marks on paper to showing how rocks change into sand and thin soil. The concepts are so elementary and the directions so clear that students can learn just by reading and visualizing them, although it will be much more fun to actually perform the experiments. --Rosie Peasley, Somerset School, Modesto, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785701422
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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