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Title:
Janice VanCleave's help! my science project is due tomorrow! : easy experiments you can do overnight.
Author:
VanCleave, Janice Pratt.
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Uniform Title:
Help! my science project is due tomorrow!
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
v, 122 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of Contents.
ISBN:
9780471331001
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Caught in the Last-Minute Science Project Scramble?

Looking for Fun, Interesting Project Ideas?

You're in luck! With Janice VanCleave's Help! My Science Project IsDue Tomorrow! you can choose from a wide variety of ideas drawingfrom all the scientific disciplines. Just pick any topic you'reinterested in-stars, telescopes, cells, spiders, chemical change,solutions, the water cycle, energy, and many more-read thebackground information, gather a few simple materials, and startexperimenting!

Each chapter presents a simple scientific investigation thatincludes step-by-step instructions, a description of the desiredresult, and ideas on how to expand on the topic to make it yourvery own science project. And, as with all of Janice VanCleave'sexperiment books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easilyfound around the house. You'll not only find this book useful forany science project assignments all year round but a great resourcefor developing long-term science fair projects.


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

Introductionp. 1
Astronomyp. 3
1. Lineup (Solar System)p. 4
2. Night Sky (Sky Measurement)p. 6
3. Star Clock (Star Distances)p. 8
4. Coverup (Eclipses)p. 10
5. Sun Path (Sun)p. 12
6. Escape (Satellites)p. 14
7. Morning Star (Venus)p. 16
8. Splat! (Meteorites)p. 18
9. Fill 'Er Up (Telescopes)p. 20
10. Moon Phase (Moon)p. 22
Biologyp. 25
11. Building Blocks (Cells)p. 26
12. Patterns (Leaves)p. 28
13. Water Loss (Transpiration)p. 30
14. In and Out (Osmosis)p. 32
15. Snares (Spiders)p. 34
16. Identify (Fingerprints)p. 36
17. Foamy (Microbes)p. 38
18. Oops! (Reaction Time)p. 40
19. Tasty (Taste)p. 42
20. Inhale, Exhale (Lung Capacity)p. 44
Chemistryp. 47
21. Changes (Phases of Matter)p. 48
22. New Stuff (Chemical Changes)p. 50
23. Glob (Polymers)p. 52
24. Soakers (Absorption)p. 54
25. Riser (Specific Gravity)p. 56
26. Mixers (Solutions)p. 58
27. Separator (Chromatography)p. 60
28. Meltdown! (Ice)p. 62
29. Cleanup! (Emulsifiers)p. 64
30. Brown Banana (Oxidation)p. 66
Earth Sciencep. 69
31. Wet or Dry? (Humidity)p. 70
32. How Fast? (Wind)p. 72
33. Fluffy (Snow)p. 74
34. Warmup (Temperature)p. 76
35. Around and Around (Water Cycle)p. 78
36. Airy (Soil)p. 80
37. Washout (Erosion)p. 82
38. Settling (Settling Rate)p. 84
39. Squirter (Water Pressure)p. 86
40. Overflow (Rocks)p. 88
Physicsp. 91
41. Equal (Potential Energy)p. 92
42. Spreader (Diffraction)p. 94
43. Pickup! (Static Electricity)p. 96
44. Swingers (Pendulums)p. 98
45. Spinners (Inertia)p. 100
46. Spacey (Matter)p. 102
47. Trapped (Insulators)p. 104
48. Sliders (Heat)p. 106
49. Stretchy (Elasticity)p. 108
50. High or Low? (Sound)p. 110
Glossaryp. 113
Indexp. 117