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Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun
     

Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun

by Janice VanCleave
 

How do plants make their own food?

Why do the different strings on a guitar have different sounds?

What does the color of a star tell you about how hot the star is?

What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, and microwaves?

Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about energy for yourself with this fun-filled

Overview

How do plants make their own food?

Why do the different strings on a guitar have different sounds?

What does the color of a star tell you about how hot the star is?

What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, and microwaves?

Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about energy for yourself with this fun-filled science resource. Packed with illustrations, Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid presents entertaining, challenging experiments and activities to help you understand the different types of energy—including heat, sound, electricity, and light—and how they bring about change in the world around you. You'll develop your problem-solving skills as you create a "leaping frog" that turns potential energy into kinetic energy, model sound waves with a Slinky?, use a balloon to demonstrate static electricity, make "sun" tea with solar energy, and much more!

Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy-to-understand explanation. Plus, all projects have been pretested so you can perform them safely and inexpensively in the classroom, at a science fair, or at home!

Also available in the Science for Every Kid series:

ASTRONOMY

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

CONSTELLATIONS

DINOSAURS

EARTH SCIENCE

ECOLOGY

GEOGRAPHY

GEOMETRY

THE HUMAN BODY

MATH

OCEANS

PHYSICS

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This Janice VanCleave book brings the topic of energy to her 'Science for Every Kid' series. Twenty-five topics of energy are covered, each topic beginning with a "What You Need To Know" section that teaches the science of the chapter to follow. This section is necessary so the reader can complete the exercises, which are energy problems and calculations that will challenge readers to use their new knowledge. Answers to these questions are at the end of each chapter. Activities show the reader how the discussed topic of the chapter can be visualized in the real world. They are simple, creative, and use materials that can be found at home and performed with little adult supervision. This book would be useful in the classroom and make a great supplement to material presented in class. Students motivated in science and interested in learning more about the topic of energy can use this book at home as well. 2006, John Wiley & Sons, Ages 9 to 12.
—Erin Pelletier

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471330998
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/07/2005
Series:
Science for Every Kid Series , #15
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,338,921
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 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 more than forty children's science books that have sold over two million copies and a resident science fair authority on discovery.com.

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