Cover image for Janice VanCleave's 201 awesome, magical, bizarre & incredible experiments.
Title:
Janice VanCleave's 201 awesome, magical, bizarre & incredible experiments.
Author:
VanCleave, Janice Pratt.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
viii, 118 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Children ages 8-12"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Title:
Janice VanCleave's two hundred and one awesome, magical, bizarre, and incredible experiments.

Janice VanCleave's two hundred one awesome, magical, bizarre, and incredible experiments.

201 awesome, magical, bizarre & incredible experiments.

Two hundred and one awesome, magical, bizarre, and incredible experiments.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/onix05/93029807.html
ISBN:
9780471310112
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Book

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Summary

How do honeybees find their way home? Why is Venus so hot? How can you measure the speed of the wind? What makes a sound loud or soft? Discover the awesome answers to these and other fascinating mysteries in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy. Just try these 201 fun, safe, low-cost experiments at home or in the classroom. You′ll look through a drop of water to find out how a magnifying lens works. Using a Styrofoam ball, a pencil, and a lamp, you′ll learn why the Moon appears and disappears. With just a jar and some ice cubes, you can demonstrate how rain is formed. Each experiment includes an illustration and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. This companion volume to the enormously popular 200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird, and Fun Experiments brings together magical projects from Janice VanCleave′s Science for Every Kid and Spectacular Science Projects series--plus 40 all-new experiments that make science come to life. Children Ages 8-12


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)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Van Cleave writes books designed to show students that science is fun, and this latest collection does just that. The book recyles activities selected from her ``Science for Every Kid'' and ``Spectacular Science Projects'' series and adds 40 new ones. They are organized by field: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics; the purpose, materials needed, procedure, results, and an explanation are included for each demonstration. The author writes in a clear, easy-to-understand style. Terms that are defined in the glossary appear in bold type. Cautions are noted in italics. A black-and-white diagram of the setup accompanies each project. The step-by-step procedural approach and the inclusion of a statement of what the results should be make these demonstrations rather than experiments. Nonetheless, they are interesting and most of them can be done by youngsters at home. The book will be especially useful to teachers looking for ideas that can be adapted as hands-on activities.-Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:Astronomy
Thick
Charged
Speedy
In and Out
Radiate
Mirage
Blasters
Spreader
Silhouette
Streamers
Biology
Desert Plants
Eyes Up
Dippers
Belly Up
Oily Feathers
Shrinking Egg
Blinking
Sound and Direction
Lung Capacity
Change of Pattern
Chemistry
Dry Paper
Tug of War
Spheres of Oil
Drinkable Iron
Limestone Deposits
Growing Ice
Streamers of Color
Spinning
Melt Down
Neutral
Earth Science
Splitter
Prints
Spurt
Pile Up
Push Up
Which Way?
Dew Point
Rising Drops
Divers
Mixer
Physics
Bottle Organ
See Through
Air Car
Bonk!.Spool Racer
Lifter
Off Target
Breakthrough
Magnetic Strength
Battery
Glossary
Index