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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
Format :
Book

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Central Library Q182.3 .V353 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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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 Is Due Tomorrow! you can choose from a wide variety of ideas drawing from all the scientific disciplines. Just pick any topic you're interested in-stars, telescopes, cells, spiders, chemical change, solutions, the water cycle, energy, and many more-read the background information, gather a few simple materials, and start experimenting!

Each chapter presents a simple scientific investigation that includes step-by-step instructions, a description of the desired result, and ideas on how to expand on the topic to make it your very own science project. And, as with all of Janice VanCleave's experiment books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. You'll not only find this book useful for any science project assignments all year round but a great resource for 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

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