Projects for a Healthy Planet: Simple Environmental Experiments for Kids

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Simple and fun activities that inspire understanding and respect for the environment.
* Discover what pollution is and what it does
* Learn how you can limit pollution through conservation and recycling
* Make your own environmentally friendly products The activities in this book will show you things like how to make scratch-and-sniff paper, how to build your own greenhouse, and how to sprout seeds in old tea ...
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Overview

Simple and fun activities that inspire understanding and respect for the environment.
* Discover what pollution is and what it does
* Learn how you can limit pollution through conservation and recycling
* Make your own environmentally friendly products The activities in this book will show you things like how to make scratch-and-sniff paper, how to build your own greenhouse, and how to sprout seeds in old tea bags. Each activity is fun to read and is explained in step-by-step drawings that are easy to follow, and all materials are readily available household items.

Projects designed to help us understand causes of pollution, to protect our resources, and to create environmentally friendly products.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- The authors' intent that readers ``. . . learn a lot about the science involved in the natural world'' has not been realized. Some statements are blatantly incorrect, and an activity called ``A Friendly Oil Spill'' does not re-create the effects of oil on water and is misleading. The deliberate defacing of U. S. coins in another activity may be of questionable legality. Despite the title, these are demonstrations, not experiments, and the list of real projects in the opening chapter may be beyond the abilities of the intended age group. The instructions and accompanying black-and-white drawings are exceptionally clear and easy to follow. However, the authors do not practice what they preach: plastics are used extensively in the demonstrations; boiled cabbage is discarded, neither eaten nor composted; and the book is not printed on recycled paper. Miller and Berry's Acid Rain (Messner, 1986) is a better choice, although for somewhat older readers, as is Javna's Fifty Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth (Andrews & McMeel, 1990). --Meryl Silverstein, American Museum of Natural History, New York City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471554844
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/8/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,161,609
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.19 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

SHAR LEVINE is the creator and owner of Einstein's, The Science Center, a science and educational toy, game, and book store in Vancouver, B.C. ALLISON GRAFTON is the senior instructor for Einstein's, and is involved in creating science programs. TERRY CHUI is a freelance artist.
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Table of Contents

SOMETHING'S HAPPENING HERE: POLLUTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

Acid Rain.

Ozone.

The Undetectables.

Oil Spills.

Wash Blues.

Breakdown.

What's Eating You?.

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: CONSERVE, REUSE, RECYCLE.

How Green Is My Greenhouse.

Windpower.

Earth(worm) Day.

Scratch-and-Sniff Papermaking.

Portable Fridge.

Why Should My Window Wear a Coat?.

Tea for Two.

CREATING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRODUCTS.

No Excuses Soap.

Bubble Bonanza.

Make Fleas Flee.

Mothra's Eating My Clothes.

Hair's Looking at You Kid--Shampoo.

Save a Tree.

List of Organizations to Contact.

Index.

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