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Need to know the difference between a plant cell and an animal cell? What makes a reptile a reptile? How to label the parts of a flower? What radioactivity is? What causes ocean tides? Whether aluminum is a compound? Which planet takes the longest to circle the sun? What causes smog? Which of Newton's Three Laws of Motion is illustrated by a pitcher throwing a curve ball? Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework provides fourth-to-sixth-grade students and their parents with the information they need to complete science assignments. With the help of Dial-A-Teacher, which has operated a telephone help line since 1979, the authors have compiled this science reference guide with easy-to-understand answers to students' most frequently asked questions. No other source offers such a full range of information directly related to the fourth through sixth grade science curriculum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613115193
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Pages: 136
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Part 1. What's Life All About?
1. Living or Nonliving? 2
Organisms
The Scientists of Living Things
2. The Five Kingdoms 4
Plant and Animal Cells
The King's Subjects: Classifying Living Things
Part 2. The Animal Kingdom
1. The Invertebrates 7
Vertebrate or Invertebrate?
Don't Bug Me! Insects
2. The Vertebrates 11
The Cold-Blooded Truth: The Difference between Warm- and Cold-Blooded Animals
Talking It Over: Animal Communication
Animal Relatives
Dinosaurs
Animal Champions
Who Eats What or Whom?
3. How Animals Reproduce 19
Baby Animals
Part 3. The Plant Kingdom
1. Plants 20
The First Plants
Making Seeds: Conifers and Flowering Plants
2. Plant Parts 23
Leaves
Stems
Roots
Woody and Nonwoody
Leaves and Leaf Parts
3. How Plants Reproduce 25
Reproduction by Seeds
Parts of a Flower
Who Needs Seeds? Reproduction from Plant Parts
Reproduction Without Seeds
Seedy Stuff: The Inside of a Seed
4. Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Transpiration 28
Photosynthesis
That's a Lot of Water! Transpiration in Corn Plants
Respiration
Transpiration
Part 4. Ecology and the Landscapes of Life
1. Biomes 30
Grasslands
Deserts
Scrublands
Deciduous Forests
Tundra
Coniferous Forests
Tropical Rain Forests
Tropical Rain Forest in the News
Wake Up Call: Diurnal and Nocturnal Animals
2. Ecology 35
Ecosystems
Plant and Animal Behavior
Camouflage
3. Environmental Issues and Conservation 40
Too Many People
Extinct and Endangered Species
Pollution
Some Conservation Stats You Should Know
Ozone Destruction
Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect
Acid Rain
Conservation Begins at Home
Part 5. Planet Earth
1. Earth, Then and Now 46
Dating the Earth
2. The Land 48
Rocks, Minerals, and Soil
The Rock Cycle
Common Rocks
The Measure of a Mineral: Mohs Scale
Land
Pangaea: Get My Drift?
Landforms
Natural Rubdowns: Erosion and Weathering
The World's Highest Mountains
Natural Events that Shape the Land
On a Scale of 1 to 10: The Richter Scale
Earthquake: Major Earthquakes
Catch the Wave! Tsunamis, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
The Lava Flows: Major Volcanic Eruptions
3. The Water 60
Oceans and Seas
The Briny Deep: Ocean Trenches and Depths
Making Waves
Tidal Times
Lakes
A Jump in the Lake: Noteworthy Lakes around the World
Rivers
River Journeys: The World's Longest Rivers
Glaciers
Glaciers and the Land
4. The Atmosphere 68
Atmospheric Pressure
5. Weather and Climate 70
Weather Words: Talk Like the TV Forecaster
Heat from the Sun
Air
Meeting of the Masses: Weather Fronts
The Winds at Home: Wind Names
Beaufort Scale
World's Fastest Winds: Jet Streams
Water
Clouds
Predicting the Weather
Precipitation
Storms
Part 6. Outer Space
1. Stars and Galaxies 79
The Big Bang Theory: How the Universe Was Made
Stars
Why Stars Are Bright
Star Colors
Star Words
Galaxies
2. The Sun 83
Sun Stats
Parts of the Sun
Sunspots
3. The Solar System 85
Old Theories about the Sun and Planets
4. The Earth and the Moon 89
Day of Darkness: Solar Eclipse
Phases of the Moon
Lunar Eclipse
5. Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets 92
Asteroids
Meteors and Meteoroids
Comets
Famous Comets
6. Space Exploration 93
Why Explore Space?
Chronology of Space Exploration
Part 7. The Physical World
1. Matter 94
Volume
Mass
What's In It?
Like Magic: Conservation of Matter and Energy
2. Atoms and Molecules 97
Atoms
A Table of Elements: The Periodic Table
Molecules
Changing Matter
Acid Test
3. Energy, Motion, and Work 101
Energy
Let the Force Be With You: Forces
Motion
Work
Power to the People: Machines and Power
4. Heat and Temperature 107
Heat
Temperature
A Lukewarm Experiment: John Locke and Temperature
Galileo's Thermometer
Fahrenheit and Celsius
Fahrenheit to Celsius
Kelvin
Measuring Heat
Hot Stuff: Calories
Heat and Matter
How Heat Flows
Teakettle Test: How Heat Travels
5. Light 114
Reflection
The Law of Reflection
Refraction
Oasis in the Desert: Mirages
Speed of Light
Spectrum
6. Sound 117
How Sound Travels
The Speed of Sound
How Loud Is It? Decibels
Sound Effects
Ultrasounds: Sounds that Can't Be Heard
7. Electricity and Magnetism 121
Don't Give Me Static--Electricity, That Is
Electrical Current
Circuits
Measuring Electricity
Ohm's Law
Magnetism
Generating Electricity
Appendix 125
Index 127
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