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Title:
Science projects about methods of measuring
Author:
Gardner, Robert, 1929-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents projects and experiments that involve measuring, covering such topics as units of measure, accuracy, mass, measuring areas and volumes, temperature, heat, times, speed, and indirect measurements.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.1 4.0 45028.
ISBN:
9780766011694
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA465 .G27 2000 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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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. As with other books in the Science Projects series, this volume pares down extensive, valuable, and complex information using clear descriptions and simple terminology. Every section covers a different category related to measurement, from describing what measurement is to exploring how it relates to mass, area, volume, and temperature. Each chapter provides an often fascinating history of different measurements and how they evolved into accepted standards, as well as project ideas. Tables scattered through the text present additional data, and helpful illustrations expand on the explanations. The experiments always seem grounded in extensive knowledge and experience. The introduction encourages students to get adult supervision when trying the experiments and discusses the limitations of taking projects for a science fair directly from a book. Such advice enhances Gardner's credibility. An effective, useful resource, with further readings and a list of suppliers appended. --Roger Leslie


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