Planet Earth Science Fair Projects Using the Moon, Stars, Beach Balls, Frisbees, and Other Far-Out Stuff

Planet Earth Science Fair Projects Using the Moon, Stars, Beach Balls, Frisbees, and Other Far-Out Stuff

by Robert Gardner

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Children's Literature
Written by a retired high school teacher of physics, chemistry, and physical science, this book has many great ideas for the middle school or high school student for science fair projects. Some experiments may require additional help from a parent, but many can be done by the student himself. Experiments include measuring air temperature and air pressure; making a model of the moon, earth, and sun; fitting continents on tectonic plates; and mapping their own backyard. Several projects include ideas for additional projects so the student can design his own original project. Students can use the sun, the moon, soil, sand, water, coins, straws, beach balls, Frisbees, thermometers, and light bulbs in many of their projects. Some may require hard-to-find equipment, but the author usually gives substitute suggestions. This is one of three books containing science projects. It includes a resource list of science supply companies, additional reading materials, and Internet addresses. Students will enjoy science as well as understand it by using this book. 2005, Enslow Publishers, Ages 12 to 18.
—Debbie West
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-Both of these titles are designed to help students develop a plan for scientific inquiry. The experiments are prefaced with information on the topic followed by a materials list, the question the experiments are designed to answer, the procedures involved, and more ideas that extend the research. The first book includes experiments on Earth's relationship to space, the Moon, water and the planet's ever-changing features, the greenhouse effect and global warming, and how to make accurate maps. A helpful listing of the names, mailing addresses, toll-free numbers, and Internet addresses of science supply companies is appended. The second book includes experiments on ecosystems, how nonliving and living factors affect them, pollution, and acid rain. A useful glossary appears in this volume. Even though there are many science-fair-project books on the market, these two would be good additions to libraries needing to update their collections.-Ann Joslin, formerly at Erie County Public Library, PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Earth Science! Best Science Projects Series
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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