Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Astronomy: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit

Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Astronomy: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit

by Janice VanCleave
     
 

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An all-new collection of first-rate science experiments!

Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Do you want to earn extra credit in your science class? Or do you just want to learn more about how the universe really works? Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Astronomy can help you, and the best part is it won’t

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An all-new collection of first-rate science experiments!

Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Do you want to earn extra credit in your science class? Or do you just want to learn more about how the universe really works? Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Astronomy can help you, and the best part is it won’t involve any complicated or expensive equipment.

This step-by-step guide explores 30 different topics and offers dozens of experiment ideas. The book also includes charts, diagrams, and illustrations. Here are just a few of the subjects you’ll be investigating:

  • The size and rotation of celestial bodies
  • Eclipses and the true movements of the sun
  • The apparent magnitude of the stars
  • Orbital eccentricity
  • Meteors and artificial satellites

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to turn your own ideas into winning science fair projects!

Also available:

Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Biology
Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Chemistry
Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Earth Science

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
For teachers and students of astronomy, this is an invaluable resource for hands-on learning. The book covers seven areas of astronomy—Measurements, Optical Instruments, The Sun, The Planets, Moons, Stars, and Meteors and Artificial Satellites. Each project uses the same easy-to-follow format. A materials list and procedure is given, followed by the expected results. In addition, several extensions of the activity are suggested. Finally, directions are given for designing another experiment based on what has already been learned. Also featured are several appendices with information that can be referred to when carrying out the experiments. The experiment procedures are written in clear language, and proficient readers should be able to use this book independently. Line drawings are included for each experiment, illustrating procedures and important astronomy concepts. Ms. VanCleave has written three other books in this "A+" series, covering biology, chemistry and earth science, as well as many other titles about science and math for younger students. 2002, Wiley, $12.95. Ages 12 to 18. Reviewer: Joanne Draper AGES: 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471328209
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
VanCleave's A+ Science Projects Series, #3
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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