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Janice VanCleave's Help! My Science Project Is Due Tomorrow! Easy Experiments You Can Do Overnight

Janice VanCleave's Help! My Science Project Is Due Tomorrow! Easy Experiments You Can Do Overnight

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by Janice VanCleave
     
 

Caught in the Last-Minute Science Project Scramble?

Looking for Fun, Interesting Project Ideas?

You're in luck! With Janice VanCleave's Help! My Science Project Is Due Tomorrow! you can choose from a wide variety of ideas drawing from all the scientific disciplines. Just pick any topic you're interested in-stars, telescopes, cells, spiders, chemical change,

Overview

Caught in the Last-Minute Science Project Scramble?

Looking for Fun, Interesting Project Ideas?

You're in luck! With Janice VanCleave's Help! My Science Project Is Due Tomorrow! you can choose from a wide variety of ideas drawing from all the scientific disciplines. Just pick any topic you're interested in-stars, telescopes, cells, spiders, chemical change, solutions, the water cycle, energy, and many more-read the background information, gather a few simple materials, and start experimenting!

Each chapter presents a simple scientific investigation that includes step-by-step instructions, a description of the desired result, and ideas on how to expand on the topic to make it your very own science project. And, as with all of Janice VanCleave's experiment books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. You'll not only find this book useful for any science project assignments all year round but a great resource for developing long-term science fair projects.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This workbook provides simple ideas and projects to use for a science fair. Written by a former science teacher and author, the premise is that most of these projects can be carried out 'overnight', but the author does suggest that more thought and time go into it. The projects are divided into astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics, with 10 projects in each category. Each project lists the purpose, materials needed, procedure, expected results and a brief explanation of the reasons for the expected results. There are suggestions and resources for further investigation and some questions for sparking further exploration. A small black and white illustration accompanies each project. While this is a great resource for sparking ideas, many of the projects themselves are so basic and simplified that the whole idea of exploring with some depth is sidetracked. For instance, the project on the effects of salt on melting ice is so simplified, a first grader could accomplish it. If the purpose if to allow students of all abilities the chance to experience a scientific project, then this book would provide ideas that do not overwhelm. 2002, John Wiley & Sons, $14.95. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471331001
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Science Fair Temp Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,195,551
Product dimensions:
10.68(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.35(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 over forty books that have sold over 2 million copies, and a resident science fair authority on Discovery.com

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