Why does hair get frizzy on a humid day? Are tree leaves waterproof? Can plant stems move around obstacles? Here's a great assortment of fun and well-designed experiments, some of which are quite intriguing. The book starts with the usual explanation of how to design a project and rules for designing a project and then goes on to give clear and easy-to-follow directions to investigate the fifty proposed questions. Each project poses the question, a proposed hypothesis, materials, procedure, and an analysis of what the results should have been and why. Some give ideas for further study. While a few of the experiments are run-of-the-mill, the great phrasing of the questions and hypotheses will help make your student's project stand out from the crowd. 2000, Lowell House, $6.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: J. Cook SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
Information on choosing and planning a science fair project precedes descriptions of the materials, procedures, and analysis required for fifty individual projects.
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