Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun

Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun

by Janice VanCleave, Janice Van Cleave

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Overview

Where can you find Leo the lion?

How can you bring a constellation into your room?

What are the oldest stars?

How did the Milky Way Galaxy get its name?

Now you can explore the answers to these and other questions inJanice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid. Find theconstellations Draco, Libra, Hydra, Hercules, and many more fromyour own backyard. Make a star disk that can track star movements.Find out what a balloon can tell us about stars. With activitieslike making an astronomer's flashlight and a shoebox planetarium,Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid will have youreaching for the stars.

Each of the activities begins with a statement of purpose, followedby a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expectedresults, and an easy-to-understand explanation. Every activity hasbeen pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively athome or in the classroom.

Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:
* ASTRONOMY FOR EVERY KID
* BIOLOGY FOR EVERY KID
* CHEMISTRY FOR EVERY KID
* DINOSAURS FOR EVERY KID
* EARTH SCIENCE FOR EVERY KID
* ECOLOGY FOR EVERY KID
* GEOGRAPHY FOR EVERY KID
* GEOMETRY FOR EVERY KID
* THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERY KID
* MATH FOR EVERY KID
* OCEANS FOR EVERY KID
* PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471159797
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/15/1997
Series: Science for Every Kid Series , #115
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 374,519
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

JANICE VANCLEAVE loves to teach kids about science. She's the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the bestselling Science for Every Kid and Spectacular Science Projects series.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Night Lights: Examining the Lights in the Nighttime Sky.

Changing Sky: Determining Visible Constellations at DifferentLocations.

Around and Around: Locating Northern CircumpolarConstellations.

The Queen: Locating the Constellation Cassiopeia.

The King: Locating the Constellation Cepheus.

Sun Path: Locating the Zodiac Constellations.

The Teapot: Locating the Constellation Sagittarius.

Summertime Patterns: Locating the Summer Constellations.

The Kneeler: Locating the Constellation Hercules.

Autumn Patterns: Locating the Autumn Constellations.

The Hero: Exploring the Constellation Perseus.

Wintertime Patterns: Locating the Winter Constellations.

The Hunter: Locating the Constellation Orion.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Index.

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