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

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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: ...

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Overview

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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471252238
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/21/1999
  • Series: Science Fair Temp Series
  • Edition description: Ages 8-12
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 826,681
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.41 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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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Table of Contents

ASTRONOMY.

Blinding.

Long and Short.

Circular Path.

Over Head.

Lower.

Sun Time.

Angled.

How High?

Black Out.

Shadow Parts.

Finding North.

Moon Shadows.

Earthshine.

The Light Side.

Moon Light.

Sky Ball.

Movers.

Shifting.

The Dipper.

North Star.

Sky Compass.

Above the Horizon.

In Line.

Spreading.

Cover Up.

Brighter.

Light Out.

Light Separator.

Star Height.

Star Finder.

The Dark Trail.

Dirty Snow Ball.

Fly Away.

Circling.

Line Up.

Back and Forth.

Planet Size.

How Cold?

BIOLOGY.

Soaker.

Attractive.

Outside.

Under.

Hidden.

Lights Out.

Protector.

Shady.

With and Without.

Stored.

Changes.

Cover Up.

Dinosaur Puzzle.

Bounce Back.

Pick Up.

Hearing Without Ears?

Coated.

Too Much Too Fast.

Slow Shuffle.

Paddles.

Divers.

Coiled.

Juicy.

Singers.

Clingers.

3-D.

Boy or Girl.

Lifters.

Water Walkers.

Bug Eyed.

Fly Away.

Covered.

Snares.

Slow Thinking.

Smelly.

Cell Model.

Lub-Dub.

Heartbeat.

Squeezed.

Uphill.

Carriers.

Upside Down.

CHEMISTRY.

On Line.

Full Up.

Melt Down.

Weighty.

Size Matters.

Floater.

Compact.

Sinkers.

Riser.

Spraying Water.

Phases.

Slime.

Springy.

Hot Stuff.

Cold Stuff.

Spreader.

Expando.

Foamy.

New Stuff.

Speedy.

Brown Banana.

Soap Scum.

Bubbler.

Clumped.

A New Look.

Ink.

Separated.

The Same.

Sun Tea.

Pullers.

Plump.

Swollen.

Cleansing Power.

Sun Dried.

Icy.

Thinner.

Flow Rate.

Acid Testing.

Base Testing.

Edible Acid.

Edible Base.

Heads Up.

EARTH SCIENCE.

Wobbler.

Opposite.

Flatter.

Zones.

Seasons.

Rotation.

Shapely.

Skinning the Earth.

Great Circles.

Side by Side.

Model.

Loops.

Spreader.

Dripper.

Frosty.

Stormy.

Rain Drops.

Wet and Dry.

Coiled.

Changed.

Melt Down.

Easy Flow.

Layering.

Bobber.

Rising.

Table Top.

Patterns.

Over Flow.

Heavy.

Scratch.

Powdered.

Smooth.

Zig-Zag.

Stretched.

Hot Rocks.

Transformed.

Spacey.

Crystals.

Clusters.

Disorderly.

PHYSICS.

Moving.

Immovable.

Scale.

Straight Up.

Slanted.

Lifter.

Longer.

Second-Class.

Ringer.

Moveable.

Weightless.

Taller.

Down?

Paper Weight.

Reversed.

Free-Fall.

Lifter.

Magic Box.

Balancing Point.

Unbalanced.

Balloon Rocket.

Dancers.

Outward.

Crawler.

Breakable.

Pole Seeker.

Push and Pull.

Force Pattern.

Whistler.

Pass It On.

Sender.

Higher.

High and Low.

Louder.

Stickers.

Pathway.

Resistor.

Sliders.

Trapped.

Glossary.

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