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Title:
Janice VanCleave's science around the year
Author:
VanCleave, Janice Pratt.
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Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley, 2000.
Physical Description:
vi, 122 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Presents experiments and activities in such fields as astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics that are in some way related to one of the four seasons.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471330967
Format :
Book

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Over Two Million Janice VanCleave Books Sold!
Janice VanCleave′s Science Around the Year
Dozens of Seasonal Projects
Loads of Fun Facts

Why do leaves change colors? How do polar bears avoid slipping on the ice? How are snowflakes made? Why do your toes and fingertips wrinkle if you spend lots of time swimming? How do flies taste their food with their feet? Figure out the answers to these and many other scientific mysteries with this awesome assortment of experiments, projects, and facts for every season of the year. With an amazing experiment for each week, Janice VanCleave′s Science Around the Year introduces you to dozens of wondrous topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Discover why leaves turn colors and fall off trees in autumn, why September is a good time to look for monarch butterflies, how salt melts ice, what pinecones can tell you about the weather, and much, much more. As with all of Janice VanCleave′s books, each activity is fun and includes simple step-by-step instructions, as well as clear explanations of the concepts you′re seeing in action. Janice VanCleave′s Science Around the Year promises hours and hours of fascinating, hands-on, safe, low-cost science fun-at home or in the classroom.


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

Autumn
Falling Leaves
Changing Colors
Butterfly Migration
Johnny Appleseed
Columbus Day
Plant Weather Predictors
Big Pumpkin
Saving Time
Cleaning Up
Night Vision
Static Charge
Native Popcorn
Animal Weather Predictors
Winter
Melting Ice
Winter Stars
Winter Solstice
Bear's Paws
Cool Sunglasses
Sweet Crystals
Snowflakes
Snow Motion
Moon Rings
Heartbeat
Fat Facts
Penguin Undercoat
Turtle Warm-ups
Spring
Wind Catchers
Netted
Clover Leaves
Spring Equinox
Spring Rains
The Big Dipper
Earth Day
Conserving Paper
Hummers
Early Risers
Dinnertime
Water Walkers
Frog Bite
Summer
Color Changers
Critters' Ears
Summer Smells
Star Locator
Sun Protector
Puffy Raisins
Up and Out
Dog Days
Keep Cool
Wrinkled Skin
Singing Lessons
Cool Clothes
Sweaty Cans
Glossary
Index