Janice VanCleave's Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Overview

How are mountains formed?

What makes the air we breathe?

What causes the ocean waves?

Now you can learn the answers to these and other questions about the earth, sea, and air through 101 fun, safe, low-cost experiments and activities that can be performed at home or in the classroom. In Earth Science for Every Kid, you'll use a tennis ball and a marble to demonstrate a solar eclipse. You'll make a peanut ...

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Overview

How are mountains formed?

What makes the air we breathe?

What causes the ocean waves?

Now you can learn the answers to these and other questions about the earth, sea, and air through 101 fun, safe, low-cost experiments and activities that can be performed at home or in the classroom. In Earth Science for Every Kid, you'll use a tennis ball and a marble to demonstrate a solar eclipse. You'll make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to understand sedimentary rock formation. And, with the assistance of a Slinky(r) and a helper, you'll learn about the motion of water waves.

Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.

Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:
* ASTRONOMY FOR EVERY KID
* BIOLOGY FOR EVERY KID
* CHEMISTRY FOR EVERY KID
* DINOSAURS FOR EVERY KID
* GEOGRAPHY FOR EVERY KID
* GEOMETRY FOR EVERY KID
* THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERY KID
* MATH FOR EVERY KID
* PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID

Instructions for experiments, each introducing a different earth science concept.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- An entertaining, educational, and nonthreatening aid to understanding earth science. The easy experiments are carefully organized in sections dealing with the Earth in space, rocks and minerals, crustal movement, erosion, atmosphere, weather, and the oceans. Each experiment includes a purpose, a list of needed materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and a scientific explanation of the results. Each double-page spread features a helpful black-line drawing of the procedure; cautions are given where any danger is possible and notes comment on desirable weather or other necessary conditions. Activities range from making a peanut butter sandwich to demonstrating a sedimentary rock formation, or erasing pencil marks on paper to showing how rocks change into sand and thin soil. The concepts are so elementary and the directions so clear that students can learn just by reading and visualizing them, although it will be much more fun to actually perform the experiments. --Rosie Peasley, Somerset School, Modesto, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471530107
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/1991
  • Series: Science for Every Kid Series, #94
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 232,705
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former school science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide. She is the author of more than twenty other science books for children.

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

EARTH IN SPACE.

Bulging Ball.

Wobbler.

Tilt.

Eclipse.

ROCKS AND MINERALS.

Salty.

Needles.

Deposits.

Spoon Pen.

CRUSTAL MOVEMENT.

Rub-a-Dub.

Shifting.

Pop Top.

Dipper.

Dynamo.

Ripples.

EROSION.

Rusty Rock.

Rock Eater.

Shaping.

Run Off.

Up and Down.

ATMOSPHERE.

Spacey.

Straw Drill.

Increasing.

How Fast?.

Which Way?.

WEATHER.

Barometer.

Cloud Watcher.

Wet Bulb.

Floating Flakes.

Micro-Bolt.

Bang!.

OCEANS.

Wave Action.

Bobber.

Bump!.

Twirler.

Super Cooled.

Slosh!.

Tides.

Glossary.

Index.

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