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Title:
Experiments you can do in your backyard
Author:
Pearce, Q. L. (Querida Lee)
Publication Information:
Columbus, Ohio : Waterbird Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Provides illustrations and step-by-step instructions for over fifty experiments to explore science and nature outside.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781577686248
Format :
Book

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Can you tell how many stars are in the sky? Do you know how to stop a tomato from turning red? How do plants affect erosion? You can find the answers to these and many more questions in Science Experiments You Can Do in Your Backyard. With easy'to-follow directions, some items found around the house, and a little curiosity, Science Experiments You Can Do in Your Backyard will transform your backyard into a scientific laboratory! Your backyard will come alive with experiments on ground temperature, photosynthesis, fossil formation, wind direction, insulation, habitats and many other topics. Explanations of the scientific principles behind the experiment as well as further information are provided to enrich your experience.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-One of the great places for children to hone their powers of scientific observation is in the yard, which can provide dirt, sun, insects, rain, wind, and stars for exploration. In these 57 experiments, readers can test ground temperatures, discover the favorite foods of snails, search for tiny insects in soil samples, grow a garden in a tea bag, and make instruments to explore the weather. The activities are straightforward and clearly described in the step-by-step directions. The required materials, which are generally common household items, are listed at the beginning of each procedure. The directions state when adult assistance is needed. A section at the end of each project, called "Action, Reaction, Results," explains the basic concepts involved and will lead less scientifically inclined children to proven answers. Boxed "Word Files" provide definitions of related terms. Although most of the projects can be found in other volumes, these special features make this book an accessible and useful resource. Simple but bland pen-and-ink drawings appear throughout. Chris Maynard's Backyard Science (DK, 2001) offers some of the same ideas, but does not explain the science as clearly.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.