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Science Fair Project in Energy
     

Science Fair Project in Energy

by Bob L. Bonnet, Bob Bonnet, Alex Pang (Illustrator), Dan Keen
 
"This large-format book features 55 simple activities, discussions, and science-project ideas related to energy....Here students will find ways to explore many forms of energy using readily available sources such as sunlight, batteries, lightbulbs, and microwave ovens....Explanations are clear...the diagrams adequately illustrate the equipment."—Booklist.

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"This large-format book features 55 simple activities, discussions, and science-project ideas related to energy....Here students will find ways to explore many forms of energy using readily available sources such as sunlight, batteries, lightbulbs, and microwave ovens....Explanations are clear...the diagrams adequately illustrate the equipment."—Booklist. 96 pages, 120 b/w illus., 8 1/4 X 11.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6Although there are several interesting activities here, most are very basic and it is questionable whether they are really up to science-fair standards. Most are quick demonstrations or parent/child activities that focus on basic energy-related concepts. Several are devoted to exploring energy transfer and storage in different materials. A few are somewhat odd, requiring only paper and pencil, suggesting that readers categorize home appliances, list ways to conserve fossil fuels, learn to read an electric meter, list items that could be unplugged without causing inconvenience, and enumerate ways to save energy at home and school. While these are all admirable goals, they do not really constitute experiments. Many are, however, a lot of fun. There are also a few simple wiring projects involving batteries, lamps, and even solid-state components that are fascinating and teach electronic principles. There is even an attempt at practical skills, as youngsters are encouraged to learn how to calculate the cost of operating different electrical devices. Instructions and diagrams are down-to-earth and clear but very brief. Concluding questions help students evaluate the results of the activity. Safety concerns are repeated frequently, and when adult supervision is needed, the list of necessary equipment includes "an adult." An additional set of serviceable, easy science activities and experiments.Jeffrey A. French, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806997933
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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