Science in Seconds at the Beach: Exciting Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

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Do fish close their eyes?

Can you hold your breath longer than a whale?

How is sand made?

Why do we hear the ocean in empty seashells?

Surf's up for fantastic science fun with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each in just ten minutes or less, and the clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every ...

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Overview

Do fish close their eyes?

Can you hold your breath longer than a whale?

How is sand made?

Why do we hear the ocean in empty seashells?

Surf's up for fantastic science fun with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each in just ten minutes or less, and the clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from how seaweed can forecast the weather to why waves break as they reach the shore. You will find most of the required materials already in your toy chest, home, backyard, or around your neighborhood.

The nearly 100 activities in this book investigate the many mysteries of animals, plants, sand, shells, sun, and water. You'll discover why there usually are more clouds over water than over land and why the sand on top of the beach is warm but cool underneath. Use a piece of hard candy to find out why beach and river rocks become smooth or learn how to clean water with sand --all with the help of a leading educator.

Presents a variety of experiments that investigate scientific disciplines, including biology, geology, weather, physics, and more and can be done at a beach, swimming pool, or even in the bathtub.

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Science in Seconds at the Beach teaches children dozens of activities that investigate the mysteries of animals, plants, sand, shells, sun and water. Easy step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for each activity."--Asbury Park Press
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Well organized and fulfilling the promise that the experiments can be done in less than 10 minutes, this is a great primer for parents who want to add an educational component to the family vacation. The experiments are in categories: animals, fish, plants, salt water, sun, shells, etc. Each category contains eight to ten projects. A question sets up the experiment, i.e. what lives in seaweed? The materials and procedure are listed, followed by a brief answer/explanation. Simple line drawings accompany each experiment. Many can be done on the beach itself, with cautions for children to never go into the water without adult supervision. Approximately 100 projects included.
Journal Constitution Atlanta
Gives kids tips on how to create science camp at home with experiments that can be done in 10 minutes or less. What better way to learn why snails hide from the sun, why air mattresses fly backward when you jump forward, or how fish swim? --The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Asbury Park Press
Science in Seconds at the Beach teaches children dozens of activities that investigate the mysteries of animals, plants, sand, shells, sun and water. Easy step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for each activity. --The Asbury Park Press
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471178996
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/22/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 122
  • Sales rank: 370,464
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

JEAN POTTER has been a kindergarten teacher, a state education director, and the Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the United States. She is an award-winning author of books and educational materials for young children. Her books include Science in Seconds with Toys, Science in Seconds for Kids, and Nature in a Nutshell for Kids (all published by Wiley).
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Table of Contents

Animals.

Fish.

Fun and Games.

Plants.

Salt Water.

Sand and Rocks.

Shells.

Sun.

Water.

Water Movement.

Marine and Wildlife Organizations.

Glossary.

Index.

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