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Janice VanCleave's Super Science Challenges: Hands-On Science Inquiry Projects for School, Science Fair, or Just Plain Fun!
     

Janice VanCleave's Super Science Challenges: Hands-On Science Inquiry Projects for School, Science Fair, or Just Plain Fun!

by Janice VanCleave
 
This fun-filled resource will help you discover how to answer these questions and more, and in the process, come up with your own great science projects. Janice VanCleave's Super Science Challenges gives you the ideas and information you need to start experimenting in a range of topics from astronomy, biology, and chemistry to earth science and physics. You can

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This fun-filled resource will help you discover how to answer these questions and more, and in the process, come up with your own great science projects. Janice VanCleave's Super Science Challenges gives you the ideas and information you need to start experimenting in a range of topics from astronomy, biology, and chemistry to earth science and physics. You can use these science challenges as jumping off points for science fairs or classroom projects, or just try them at home for fun. The book is designed to show you how to use science inquiry to solve an exciting challenge.

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
Unlike many of today's science books, author Janice VanCleave encourages students to make their own discoveries, not follow step-by-step instructions. Each challenge (there are a total of 50) falls under the category of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics. Van Cleave proposes topics like "Find the Most Absorbent Brand of Paper Towels," "Determine How Earth's Rotation Affects the Spin Direction of Hurricanes," or "Use Colored Filters to Send Secret Messages." Then she explains the principle involved, i.e. capillary action, the Coriolis effect, or the visible spectrum. What sets apart this book is that the instructions are essentially to "start experimenting." The instructions for finding the most absorbent paper towels, for example, are to cut up paper towels, make a testing apparatus to dip the strips into, and then figure out a way to determine the absorbency. Each challenge offers a basic explanation over 1-2 pages. Therefore, teachers should use the book as an extension of a lesson being taught, or for interested and motivated science students, not as stand-alone exercises. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471471837
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/26/2007
Series:
Janice VanCleave's Science for Fun Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.44(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 fifty children's science books with sales totaling over 2 million copies.

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