Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about engineering for yourself with this fun-filled resource. Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid presents entertaining, challenging experiments and activities to help you understand the different types of engineering there are—including structural, solar, electrical, and chemical—and how each is applied to real world everyday situations. Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of easy-to-find materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and a simple scientific explanation. Plus, the book’s 25 projects can easily be used in the classroom, as the basis of a science fair project, or at home just for fun!
How do plants make their own food? Why do the different strings on a guitar have differentsounds? What does the color of a star tell you about how hot the staris? What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, andmicrowaves? Now you can discover the answers to these and many otherfascinating questions about energy for yourself with thisfun-filled science resource. Packed with illustrations, JaniceVanCleave's Energy for Every Kid presents entertaining, challengingexperiments and activities to help you understand the differenttypes of energy--including heat, sound, electricity, and light--andhow they bring about change in the world around you. You'll developyour problem-solving skills as you create a "leaping frog" thatturns potential energy into kinetic energy, model sound waves witha Slinky?, use a balloon to demonstrate static electricity, make"sun" tea with solar energy, and much more! Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list ofmaterials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and aneasy-to-understand explanation. Plus, all projects have beenpretested so you can perform them safely and inexpensively in theclassroom, at a science fair, or at home! Also available in the Science for Every Kid series: ASTRONOMY BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY CONSTELLATIONS DINOSAURS EARTH SCIENCE ECOLOGY GEOGRAPHY GEOMETRY THE HUMAN BODY MATH OCEANS PHYSICS
When is a weed not a weed? How can a jackrabbit survive in the desert? Why is the climate cooler higher in the mountains? Now you can learn the answers to these and other questions aboutecology. With the ideas and activities in Ecology for Every Kid,you'll have fun exploring everything from your role in spreadingplant seeds, to greenhouse gases' effect on the earth'stemperature. Use a raisin cookie, a pencil, and a toothpick to learn how awoodpecker gets its food. With uncooked rice and a sock, see how amountain goat maintains its footing on rocky slopes. In otherfascinating projects, you'll find out how a cactus stores water,how fox-hunting affects tree growth, and much more. You'll find most of the materials you need around the house orclassroom. The book also contains many helpful diagrams andillustrations plus a glossary of bold-faced terms for you to referto whenever necessary. Every activity has been pretested and can beperformed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or athome. 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 GEOGRAPHY FOR EVERY KID GEOMETRY FOR EVERY KID THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERY KID MATH FOR EVERY KID PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID
For use in schools and libraries only. Shares ideas for projects that deal with relationships between species, the food chain, the oxygen cycle, the water cycle, habitats, global warming, acid rain, and recycling.
How do honeybees find their way home? Why is Venus so hot? How can you measure the speed of the wind? What makes a sound loud or soft? Discover the awesome answers to these and other fascinating mysteries in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy. Just try these 201 fun, safe, low-cost experiments at home or in the classroom. You'll look through a drop of water to find out how a magnifying lens works. Using a Styrofoam ball, a pencil, and a lamp, you'll learn why the Moon appears and disappears. With just a jar and some ice cubes, you can demonstrate how rain is formed. Each experiment includes an illustration and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. This companion volume to the enormously popular 200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird, and Fun Experiments brings together magical projects from Janice VanCleave's Science for Every Kid and Spectacular Science Projects series--plus 40 all-new experiments that make science come to life. Children Ages 8-12
A fabulous collection of science projects, explorations,techniques, and ideas! Looking to wow the judges at the science fair this year? Everyone'sfavorite science teacher is here to help. Janice VanCleave's A+Science Fair Projects has everything you need to put together awinning entry, with detailed advice on properly planning yourproject, from choosing a topic and collecting your facts todesigning experiments and presenting your findings. Featuring all-new experiments as well as time-tested projectscollected from Janice VanCleave's A+ series, this easy-to-followguide gives you an informative introduction to the science fairprocess. You get thirty-five complete starter projects on varioustopics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, andphysics, including explorations of: * The angular distance between celestial bodies * The breathing rate of goldfish * Interactions in an ecosystem * Nutrient differences in soils * Heat transfer in the atmosphere * Magnetism from electricity * And much more! You'll also find lots of helpful tips on how to develop your ownideas into unique projects. Janice VanCleave's A+ Science FairProjects is the ideal guide for any middle or high school studentwho wants to develop a stellar science fair entry.
Fun facts and experiments about Earth's amazing and unique climaticregions! Janice VanCleave's Science Around the World presents interestingfacts and fun experiments that relate to the different geographicalregions of the world-also known as biomes. Each differentbiome-forest, grassland, desert, and tundra-has its own uniqueplant life, animal life, and climate. The experiments, activities,and facts in this book help explain how the different biomes workand show the importance biomes play in keeping life on Earth sofascinatingly diverse. You'll learn how the tilt of Earth affects the weather in differentparts of the world; how and why some animals migrate; why leaveschange color; and how cacti survive so long without rainfall. Fromthe South American rainforests to the African savannas to theChinese Takla Makan Desert, you'll find out how climate andgeography determine the way plants and animals look and behave-withsafe, inexpensive experiments for the home and classroom!
How do rocks change shape? Why does Venus rotate "backwards"? How do tigers talk with their tails? Do bigger ears hear better? Discover the answers to these and many other weird and wildmysteries in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, andphysics. Janice VanCleave's 204 Sticky, Gloppy, Wacky, andWonderful Experiments gives you hours and hours of hands-on,low-cost scientific fun. Try these safe, easy-to-do experiments athome or in the classroom: construct a lunar calendar to examine thephases of the moon, observe the feeding of ants to find out howthey communicate, and build a model of Galileo's thermoscope tomeasure how different materials change temperature. With so manyamazing projects to choose from, you'll have a blast learning aboutthe world around you.
Uses problems, experiments, and activities to present information on a variety of topics related to foods and nutrition, including the food groups, vitamins and minerals, the relationship between energy and food, and how to read nutrition labels. Simultaneous.