Gr 4-7-Another entry in the series of science-project compendia that feature three-ring notebooks and card-weight paper. This book takes commonly used demonstrations and activities and makes them accessible to everyone. The projects, which have been adapted for students who are motion and vision impaired, make use of bright colors, larger manipulatives, and texture. Reflecting the contents of a previous publication, Junior Science on File Collection (Facts on File, 1991), the coverage includes an introduction to physical, Earth, and life sciences. Principles of scientific observation, measurement sampling, and model-making are included. The modifications include the use of multicolored gelatin layers to introduce the concepts of faults and folds in Earth science, and making an animal cell with plastic wrap, a strawberry, orange slices, decorating sprinkles, and gelatin. For each experiment, there is an introduction, a list of materials, hints for parents and teachers, and additional activities. There are also charts for recording observations that can easily be enlarged on a copy machine. This resource is a model for all science-experiment books in that it includes not only the activity, but also an explanation of the science behind it. The lists for further reading contain some older titles, but overall this is a fine reference book, especially for schools in which differently abled students are mainstreamed. Public libraries will also find it useful.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH
A 3.5<"> three-ring binder holds reproducible cardstock pages describing 50 indoor and outdoor science projects for students in grades 4 through 8. Care has been given to making them doable by students who might have some physical or developmental ability; adaptations are suggested for those with vision and motor problems, and appendixes contain hints for dealing with disabled students in the science classroom. Also included are lists of related literature (fiction and nonfiction), and suggestions for concept reinforcement. Library of Congress CiP cites a subtitle: . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.