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Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool, and Wild Experiments
     

Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool, and Wild Experiments

by Janice VanCleave, Janice Van Cleave
 

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Why are Popsicles softer than ice? What makes bananas turn brown? Why does the Moon seem to change shape? How do whales use sound to "see"? Figure out the answers for yourself with these totally cool activities and experiments about the wonders of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool, and Wild

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Why are Popsicles softer than ice? What makes bananas turn brown? Why does the Moon seem to change shape? How do whales use sound to "see"? Figure out the answers for yourself with these totally cool activities and experiments about the wonders of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool, and Wild Experiments guarantees hours and hours of fascinating, hands-on, safe, low-cost science fun. Try these awesome projects at home or in the classroom: make your own astrolabe and measure the altitude of the stars, transform dishwashing liquid into intricate crystal formations, and use Gummi Bear candy to study how water is absorbed. Each experiment includes an illustration and simple step-by-step instructions. Look for these other bestselling Janice VanCleave books

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Children Ages 8-12

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jacki Vawter
The book is a collection of science experiments and one among a series of books designed to show that science is fun. It is divided almost equally among astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics. The format for each half-page experiment is logical and helpful--purpose, materials, procedure, results, and why? Many experiments demonstrate a scientific phenomenon such as diffusion of a gas or the inertia of a still object. Others simply provide the steps to make a scientific tool such as a scale, a paper hygrometer or an astrolabe, while others measure or compare or observe. The text is clear and the illustrations are supportive. The explanation of each experiment is the heart of the book, providing sound science education. Both simple and complex actions are explained. A drawback is that no further resources are identified should a reader want to extend learning from an experiment. The 203 experiment titles are often contrived, but the glossary and index are first rate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471252238
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/21/1999
Series:
Science Fair Temp Series
Edition description:
Ages 8-12
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.41(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former science teacher and the award-winning author of more than 40 children's science books with sales totaling over one million copies. She has traveled far and wide to find easy and fun experiments. Some of the experiments in this book were the result of her trip to the South Pole.

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