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

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The perfect science fair idea books … Spectacular Science Projects Janice VanCleave’s Volcanoes

  • Why do volcanoes erupt?
  • How do scientists predict volcanoes?
  • Where are most volcanoes found?
Janice VanCleave’s Volcanoes includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about volcanoes, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your...
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Overview

The perfect science fair idea books … Spectacular Science Projects Janice VanCleave’s Volcanoes

  • Why do volcanoes erupt?
  • How do scientists predict volcanoes?
  • Where are most volcanoes found?
Janice VanCleave’s Volcanoes includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about volcanoes, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about predicting volcanic eruptions with a simple experiment using a magnet, a nail, and a piece of cardboard. Explore the fiery unseen interior of a volcano using a potato and a plastic soda bottle. Find out how lava forms into rocks using marbles in a box. All experiments 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 Electricity 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 Weather

Janice VanCleave offers 20 easy-to-do activities, plus dozens of tips and tricks for developing original science fair projects. Kids can make the classic erupting volcano and create their own molten lava rock. Includes information on where volcanoes are found, how scientists predict volcanic eruptions, and much more.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-These 20 demonstrations are all designed to simulate some aspect of volcanic phenomena and/or its measurement. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, and only common materials are required. Simple explanations of what happens and clues leading to additional projects are included. It is important to note that many of these activities explore volcanoes by analogy. In other books, they would be labeled as examples of density, viscosity, gas pressure, magnetism, etc. Some of the analogies work; others, such as using vinegar and baking soda to create an eruption or a piece of cardboard to model volcanic clouds, go pretty far afield. Indeed, the entire volume looks like a rehash of classic demonstrations found in numerous other sources. Moreover, the text is so brief that it provides little additional information about volcanoes; radioactivity is just defined as atoms breaking apart and the Pacific's Ring of Fire barely gets a mention. Generic black-and-white line drawings and diagrams appear throughout.-Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471308119
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/1994
  • Series: Spectacular Science Project Series , #7
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Fiery Interior.

Easy Flow.

Riser.

Magma Flow.

Erupting Volcano.

Foamy.

Spud Launcher.

Pushing and Pulling.

Volcano Types.

Too Hot!.

Gas Sniffers.

Tilt.

Stretch.

Taking a Volcano's Pulse.

Lifter.

Slow Mover.

Fire Rocks.

Before and After.

Block Out.

Sinker.

Glossary.

Index.

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