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Time for kids big book of science experiments.
Publication Information:
New York : Time for Kids Books, [2011]

Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents more than one hundred home science experiments that answer such questions as "Why does bread rise?, " "What is mold?, " and "How are fingerprints formed?"
General Note:
"More than 100 awesome projects. Science fair success secrets."--Cover.

"Powered by Mad Science."
Introduction: What do scientists do? -- Earth science -- In the clouds. Are clouds salty? -- The sun. Does paper need sunscreen, too? -- Earth on the move. Can grass show soil erosion -- What makes climate?. Can you capture heat? -- All about weather. How strong is air pressure? -- Magnetic Earth. How do paper clips respond to magnets? -- Life science -- Seed germination. Are seeds alive? -- Growing plants. Where do plants grow best? -- Thirsty plants. How do plants drink? -- Plants and water. What effect does oil have on plants? -- Growing crops for food. What's the difference between organic and genetically modified food? -- Yeast fermentation. Why does bread rise? -- Break it down. Which foods get the moldiest? -- Water, water everywhere. Does bottled water taste different than tap water? -- Color and temperature. Which warms up faster: a light-colored liquid or a dark one? -- Know your nutrients. Which snack food is greasiest? -- Digestion. How does detergent clean dirty dishes? -- Benefits of exercise. What makes your heart beat faster? -- Get moving!/ Are bones brittle? -- Skin: its all over you. Which part of your arm is the most sensitive? -- Genes and heredity. What traits do you share with your family? -- Growing up. Do boys and girls grow differently? -- Forms of identification. What is similar about people's fingerprints? -- Physical science -- A simple reaction. Can vinegar clean a tarnished penny? -- Acids and bases. How can you tell an acid from a base? -- Crystalline growth. How do crystals form? -- Un-mixing it up. What color marker runs the most? -- Making bubbles. What makes the bubbliest soda? -- Turn up the heat. What makes a good conductor? -- Heat rises. What's so weird about Ivory soap? -- All water is not equal. Can you keep water from freezing? -- Chemistry of clean. What's the best stain remover? -- Mass matters. Which objects float in water? -- The pressure's on. Can you trap air underwater? -- A push for a push. How can I make a soda can spin? -- Light travels. Can water affect how light moves? -- Technology and engineering -- Gravity and motion. What makes the best cushion for a falling egg? -- Get energized! Can you launch a ball farther with a catapult? -- Makin' it stick. Which shoe is best for a big hike? -- Going with the flow. Can a battery turn a simple wire into a magnet? -- Using the power of water and wind. How do turbines create power? -- Holding on to hot and cold. Which insulator works best? -- Types of bridges. Which bridge design is strongest? -- Staying afloat. Which boat shape holds more weight? -- Science fair success secrets.
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Time for kids.
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Q164 .B54 2011 Juvenile Non-Fiction STEM
Q164 .B54 2011 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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TIME For Kids' successful Super Science Book just got bigger and better -- with theall-new Big Book of Science Experiments .This full-color and expanded hardcover bookpresents 100 fresh and fascinating experimentsfor kids 8 to 12 to wrap their heads (andhands) around.

The inquiry-based experiments cover aspects of physical, life and earth science, and dovetail with the school science curriculum.

The intriguing experiments were created by the experts at Mad Science, the world's leading science enrichment provider. Probing questions to be explored include: How does oil affect plants? Which traits do you share with your family? Can a battery turn a nail into a magnet? Clear and colorful step-by-step directions accompany each experiment so children can easily follow the procedure. Additional background information and fun facts for each experiment lets kids know how it affects them and their world, explains the science behind what they've just done, and gives concrete extensions and ways to learn more about each subject.

A Science Fair chapter gives readers winning ways to present material to the public, including how to create visuals to display results, how to use and control variables, and how to tackle the scientific process.