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Title:
Janice VanCleave's Science through the ages.
Author:
VanCleave, Janice Pratt.
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Uniform Title:
Science through the ages
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, 2001.
Physical Description:
v, 122 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Surveys the development of science and technology through the ages, discussing astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, and more.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471330974
Format :
Book

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How much would you weigh on Mars?

What can exploding balloons tell us about weather?

Why do heavy ships stay afloat on water?

How can you lift an elephant with one finger?

You′ll discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions when you journey through science history with Janice VanCleave as your guide. Packed with fun facts, activities, and experiments, Janice VanCleave′s Science Through the Ages introduces you to the amazing stories behind some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow instructions for hands-on experiments, as well as clear explanations that reveal the many ways science has helped people--from ancient times right up through today!

You′ll find out how to use Stone Age tools to make art, build a simple telescope, look at your own blood vessels (did you know you have thousands of miles of them?), construct a stethoscope, create a model of Galileo′s gas thermometer, and much more. As with all of Janice VanCleave′s books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. So take a time-traveling tour of discovery and get ready for hours and hours of fascinating 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

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Past to Presentp. 3
1. History of Sciencep. 4
2. Stone Agep. 8
3. Bronze Agep. 11
4. Iron Agep. 14
5. Industrial Agep. 17
Astronomyp. 21
6. The Universep. 22
7. Calendarsp. 26
8. Telescopesp. 30
9. Planetary Motionp. 33
10. Gravityp. 37
Biologyp. 41
11. Plantsp. 42
12. Anatomyp. 45
13. Circulatory Systemp. 49
14. Preserving Foodp. 52
15. Stethoscopep. 56
Chemistryp. 59
16. Chemical Reactionsp. 60
17. Alchemyp. 63
18. Oxidationp. 66
19. Soapp. 69
20. Dyesp. 72
Earth Sciencep. 77
21. Atmospherep. 78
22. Earth's Shapep. 82
23. Thermometerp. 85
24. Compassesp. 89
25. Air Pressurep. 92
Physicsp. 95
26. Rubberp. 96
27. Buoyancyp. 99
28. Magnetsp. 102
29. Energyp. 105
30. Flightp. 108
Glossaryp. 112
Indexp. 119