Science Fair Projects in Flight, Space and Astronomy

Science Fair Projects in Flight, Space and Astronomy

by Bob L. Bonnet, Bob Bonnet, Frances Zweifel, Dan Keen
     
 
"...53 clever astronomy-related experiments....They range from very easy to moderately complex...Each topic includes an explanation of the problem...a description of the activity with a list of the needed materials, a diagram to clarify the instructions, and a concluding list of questions about what occurred...introductions...engage readers' interest....The

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"...53 clever astronomy-related experiments....They range from very easy to moderately complex...Each topic includes an explanation of the problem...a description of the activity with a list of the needed materials, a diagram to clarify the instructions, and a concluding list of questions about what occurred...introductions...engage readers' interest....The illustrations...are effective in conveying their message and...will spark young investigators' curiosity and will be valuable for parents who want to share some scientific know-how with their children."—SLJ. 96 pages, 75 b/w illus., 8 1/4 X 11.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6A collection of 53 clever astronomy-related experiments. They range from very easy to moderately complex; some involve writing or drawing, others, easy mathematical calculations, and still others, the construction of simple models and devices. There are plans, for example, for building a 20-foot diameter model of the solar system to indicate the varying appearance of the rings of Saturn throughout the year. Each topic includes an explanation of the problem to be explored and the reasons for doing so, a description of the activity with a list of the needed materials, a diagram to clarify the instructions, and a concluding list of questions about what occurred or what the observer discovered. There is, however, no explanation of what should happen, or why a given effect should be observed, leaving interpretation of the result to readers. Adult supervision is indicated when necessary. The instructions are dry but clear, while the introductions are written to engage readers' interest. The illustrations cannot be called works of art, but they are effective in conveying their message and elucidating the directions. While the simplest of the projects are not of science-fair caliber, they will spark young investigators' curiosity and will be valuable for parents who want to share some scientific know-how with their children.Jeffrey A. French, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806994826
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Series:
Science Fair Projects Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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