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Title:
Science projects about the environment and ecology
Author:
Gardner, Robert, 1929-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents experiments and projects suitable for science fairs, dealing with such aspects of the environment and ecology as the atmosphere, soil, water, plants, animals, and climate.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 3.0 31499.
ISBN:
9780894909511
Format :
Book

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Central Library GE77 .G37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

-- Rigorous experiments for middle school and up.
-- Excellent ideas for science projects; some even recreate famous experiments.
-- Books have careful drawings and safety tips.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-These volumes offer a wide range of experiments from the easy to the complex. Each project is clearly outlined with a list of generally available supplies. The texts are concise and informative, but dry. Questions to be considered for further research are also included. Warnings are issued in bold print and readers are reminded to work under adult supervision when an activity poses potential risks. Each book contains an excellent table of contents enumerating the experiments and starring those (over half) that are appropriate for science fairs. Black-and-white line drawings, tables, and charts complement the explanations. Some of the information in the first title is duplicated in Gardner's Science Projects about Chemistry (Enslow, 1994) and Kitchen Chemistry (Messner, 1989), but this volume presents greater detail. Although it's not as much fun as Vicki Cobb's Science Experiments You Can Eat (HarperCollins, 1994), it includes some new material. While Thomas R. Rybolt's Environmental Experiments about Life (Enslow, 1993; o.p.) is more accessible, Science Projects about the Environment and Ecology has twice as many activities and a lot more background information. Both of these new titles would be solid additions to any collection.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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