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Title:
Janice VanCleave's oceans for every kid : easy activities that make learning science fun.
Author:
VanCleave, Janice Pratt.
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Uniform Title:
Oceans for every kid
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
vii, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Includes information on techniques and technologies of oceanography, the topology of the ocean floor, movement of the sea, properties of sea water, and life in the sea.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471124542

9780471124535
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Book

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Why is the ocean salty?

How do whales stay warm?

What causes tides to rise and fall?

How do oil spills affect ocean animals?

Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about the ocean--the earth's last frontier. Janice VanCleave's Oceans for Every Kid makes learning about the ocean and its inhabitants an intriguing adventure. Use a bottle, pennies, a straw, and clay to demonstrate how submarines rise. Make your own wave holder with index cards and a plastic folder. Through these and other activities you'll find out how fish move up and down in water, how pollutants move into the ocean, how to navigate without a compass, how to map the surface of the ocean floor, and much more.

Each of the activities begins with a statement of purpose followed by a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy- to-understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively at home or in the classroom.

Also available in the 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
* PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID


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)


Table of Contents

Partial table of contents: Drifters: The Distribution of Land and Water around the Earth
A Closer Look: The Techniques and Technology of Modern Ocean Studies
Way Down: Determining the Depth of the Ocean Floor
Up and Down: Learning about Water Waves
Bulge: Learning about Tides
Squeezed: Factors that Cause Water Pressure
Salty: Why the Ocean Is Salty
Changeable: How the Oceans Affect the Earth's Weather
Layered: Types of Ocean Life and Their Environment
Movers: Learning How Marine Life Moves
Ocean Giants: Learning about Whales
Glossary
More Books about Oceanography
Index