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Janice VanCleave's Electricity: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
     

Janice VanCleave's Electricity: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

by Janice VanCleave, Janice Van Cleave
 

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The perfect science fair idea books . Spectacular Science Projects Janice Vancleave's Electricity

• How do you make a battery out of a lemon?

• Can a magnet produce electricity?

• How does a flashlight work?
Janice VanCleave's Electricity includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other

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The perfect science fair idea books . Spectacular Science Projects Janice Vancleave's Electricity

• How do you make a battery out of a lemon?

• Can a magnet produce electricity?

• How does a flashlight work?
Janice VanCleave's Electricity includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about electricity, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about electric charges with a simple experiment using modeling clay and a plastic straw; about voltage using a bowl, paper towels, and a raw egg; about conductors with some clothespins, aluminum foil, and a flashlight bulb; and much more. All experiments are safe, use inexpensive household materials, and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up. Children ages 8-12 Also available in the Spectacular Science Projects Series: Janice VanCleave's Animals Janice VanCleave's Earthquakes Janice VanCleave's Gravity Janice VanCleave's Machines Janice VanCleave's Magnets Janice VanCleave's Molecules Janice VanCleave's Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses Janice VanCleave's Volcanoes Janice VanCleave's Weather

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-This collection of 20 science demonstrations illustrates basic properties of electricity, from static electricity to simple circuits and eletromagneticism. They all use household materials and include a brief explanation of what happened, some ideas for additional experiments, and a section called ``show time'' for science fairs. Experimental details are clear and written at a basic level. However, other than a clever use for clothspins in building circuits, most of the material is old hat. A bigger problem here, though, is in the packaging that promises ``cook-book experiments'' guaranteed not to fail. If only ``real'' science were that easy. Moreover, most science-fair judges downgrade projects they believe are basically copied from books such as this one. Generic black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout the text; there is a glossary of terms but no list for further reading. Robert Gardner's Electricity and Magnetism (Holt, 1994) is a better book on the same subject.-Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471310105
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/27/1994
Series:
Spectacular Science Project Series , #10
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.19(w) x 8.15(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

JANICE VANCLEAVE, the author of the popular Science for Every Kid series, is a former science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide.

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