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Title:
Janice VanCleave's A+ projects in earth science : winning experiments for science fairs and extra credit.
Author:
VanCleave, Janice Pratt.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
A+ projects in earth science
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Presents thirty sample science projects as well as ideas for small changes to the original experiments thereby encouraging creativity and increased learning.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471177692

9780471177708
Format :
Book

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Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Earth Science The newest volume in the bestselling A+ Science Projects series! Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Do you want to earn extra credit in your science class? Or do you just want to know more about how the world around you works? Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Earth Science can help you--and the best part is, it won't involve any complicated or expensive equipment. This step-by-step project book explores 30 different topics and offers dozens of experiment ideas. The book also includes lots of charts, diagrams, and illustrations. Here are just a few of the topics you'll be investigating: * Rocks and minerals * Meteorology * Oceanography * Plate tectonics * Air fronts * The greenhouse effect You'll be amazed how easy it is to turn your own ideas into winning science fair projects! Also available: Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Biology Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Chemistry


Author Notes

Janice VanCleave is a former secondary classroom teacher who has written more than 50 science and math books for children and educators. Her books include Janice VanCleave's Help! My Science Project Is Due Tomorrow! Easy Experiments You Can Do Overnight, Janice Vancleave's Engineering for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun, and Janice Vancleave's Rocks and Minerals: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-10. This addition to VanCleave's popular series offers useful ideas on topics such as topography, minerals, atmospheric composition, the ocean floor, and erosion. Each of the 30 projects includes a basic demonstration of how, for instance, the sun appears to travel in the sky, with specific instructions and a drawing, followed by a genuine experiment that students try on their own. In the case of the heliocentric principle, they track the sun's "path" throughout a day with a simple setup and then repeat this routine at different times of the year. Another procedure has students test the effect of temperature on air density by experimenting with an inflated balloon in a freezer and then in warm water. The experiments and demonstrations vary in complexity, but nothing is beyond middle school in age range, and the content still works for high school. Where matches are called for, cautions could be more noticeable at the beginning of the activity. Teachers will find this title as useful as students will, and libraries holding the rest of the series won't want to miss it. A very substantial glossary appends the text. --Anne O'Malley


Table of Contents

Mapping The Earth
Maps and Globes: Terrestrial Guides
Topography: Highs and Lows of the Earth's Surface
The Earth And Space
Rotation: The Spinning of the Earth on Its Axis
Heliocentric: The Earth's Solar System
Night Light: The Structure and Movement of the Earth's Moon
Mobile Stars: The Apparent Movement of Stars
Time: Day Lengths and Time Zones
Early Methods: Ancient Techniques of Determining the Earth's Size and Shape
Physical Composition Of The Earth
Elements: The Earth's Building Blocks
The Earth's Layers: Chemical and Physical Properties of the Earth
The Earth's Lithosphere
Minerals: Distinguishing Physical Characteristics of Minerals
Crystals: Distinguishing Physical Characteristics of Crystals
The Rock Cycle: Processes That Change One Rock Type into Another
Erosion: The Breakdown and Movement of Crustal Material
Rock Sandwiches: Layering of Regolith Particles
Soil Texture: Effects of Regolith Size
Crustal Bending: Deformation of the Earth's Crust
Faulting: The Earth's Crustal Breaking Point
Plate Tectonics: Floating Crustal Sections
The Earth's Hydrosphere
Soundings: Mapping a Profile of the Ocean Floor
Water Waves: Surface Disturbances Due to Energy Transfer
Percolating Water: The Movement of Water Beneath the Earth's Surface
The Hydrologic Cycle: The Movement of Water from Place to Place
The Earth's Atmosphere
Atmospheric Energy: Unequal Heating by the Earth's Surface
The Greenhouse Effect: Heat Transfer in the Atmosphere
Convection: Air in Motion
Fronts: Moving Air Masses
Barometric Changes: The Cause and Measurement of Air Pressure
Hygrometers: Ways to Measure the Atmosphere's Water Content
Precipitation: Phases of Atmospheric Water
Appendices
Glossary
Index

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