Ecosystem Science Fair Projects, Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method

Ecosystem Science Fair Projects, Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method

by Pam Walker, Elaine Wood
     
 

What type of shelter best protects an animal from extreme cold? When do weeds interfere with the growth of radish plants? How does human travel impact the levels of water and oxygen in soil? Using easy-to-find materials and the scientific method, you can learn the answers to these biology questions and more. If you are interested in competing in science fairs, the

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What type of shelter best protects an animal from extreme cold? When do weeds interfere with the growth of radish plants? How does human travel impact the levels of water and oxygen in soil? Using easy-to-find materials and the scientific method, you can learn the answers to these biology questions and more. If you are interested in competing in science fairs, the book contains lots of great suggestions and ideas for further experiments.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "Biology Science Projects Using the Scientific Method Series," this book will appeal to naturalists who need to do science fair projects The authors show how observational science is important and quantifiable. For example, one of their projects asks the question "Does plant diversity affect animal diversity in an ecosystem?" After stating their hypothesis that animals and plant diversity are related, the authors challenge the experimenter to build a plot in three different ecosystems and catalogue the plants and animals found inside the defined area. The book addresses the topic of ecosystems as a whole, nonliving factors in ecosystems, living factors, and human factors. While each project is complete and discussed within the book, the authors provide additional questions at the end of most of the experiments. Unlike the projects in the book, the answers to these questions are not yet known, so students will be exploring new ground. Well organized and easily understood, this book will work for third grade and older. Backmatter includes an appendix of supply companies, a glossary, list of further readings, and an index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766034198
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Biology Science Projects Using the Scientific Method Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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