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

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

by Janice VanCleave
     
 

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Thirty terrific physics projects from everyone's favorite science teacher

This invaluable guide to physics projects, written for middle and high school students, details how to put together projects that showcase key physics concepts. In this latest volume in her successful series of science fair project books, Janice VanCleave provides thirty comprehensive

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Thirty terrific physics projects from everyone's favorite science teacher

This invaluable guide to physics projects, written for middle and high school students, details how to put together projects that showcase key physics concepts. In this latest volume in her successful series of science fair project books, Janice VanCleave provides thirty comprehensive projects-on measurement, force and motion, states of matter, energy, and electricity-that come complete with illustrations, charts, diagrams, and suggestions for original projects on related topics. Whether students want to work with pendulums, lenses, or parallel circuits, this book provides the inspiration and hands-on help they need to assure science fair success.

Janice VanCleave (Riesel, TX) is a former elementary and high school science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of more than forty children's science books, with sales totaling more than 2 million copies.

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Children's Literature
Parents and schoolchildren haunted by the annual science fair have found a friend in Janice VanCleave. This entrée in her popular "A+ series" has 30 projects in physics, grouped by general topic such as "heat," "electricity and magnetism," or "light." The first portion of each chapter describes a demonstration project, such as instructions for building a series circuit. These sections are well supported with line diagrams and charts as appropriate. Explanations of the phenomena demonstrated delve a little further into the science. After this section, the author suggests new approaches to enlarge upon the project, followed by "Design Your Own Experiment" hints for those students beyond the demonstration stage. Finally, there is a paragraph labeled "Get the Facts" which asks further questions and suggests additional reading to help bolster students' understanding of the topic at hand. Appendices include suggestions for constructing measuring devices, a glossary and index. The strength of this book is the author's ability to clearly explain scientific concepts in short, digestible sections while providing stimulating activities for science fair participants at all levels. 2003, Wiley, Ages 12 up.
— Dr. Judy Rowen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471330981
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/11/2003
Series:
VanCleave's A+ Science Projects Series, #4
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 5.92(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of over forty children's science activity books with sales totaling over two million copies.

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