How do honeybees find their way home? Why is Venus so hot? How can you measure the speed of the wind? What makes a sound loud or soft? Discover the awesome answers to these and other fascinating mysteries in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy. Just try these 201 fun, safe, low-cost experiments at home or in the classroom. You'll look through a drop of water to find out how a magnifying lens works. Using a Styrofoam ball, a pencil, and a lamp, you'll learn why the Moon appears and disappears. With just a jar and some ice cubes, you can demonstrate how rain is formed. Each experiment includes an illustration and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. This companion volume to the enormously popular 200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird, and Fun Experiments brings together magical projects from Janice VanCleave's Science for Every Kid and Spectacular Science Projects series--plus 40 all-new experiments that make science come to life. Children Ages 8-12
JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores across the country. She is the author of bestselling educational activity books in the Science for Every Kid and the Spectacular Science Projects series.
Partial table of contents: ASTRONOMY. Thick. Charged. Speedy. In and Out. Radiate. Mirage. Blasters. Spreader. Silhouette. Streamers. BIOLOGY. Desert Plants. Eyes Up. Dippers. Belly Up. Oily Feathers. Shrinking Egg. Blinking. Sound and Direction. Lung Capacity. Change of Pattern. CHEMISTRY. Dry Paper. Tug of War. Spheres of Oil. Drinkable Iron. Limestone Deposits. Growing Ice. Streamers of Color. Spinning. Melt Down. Neutral. EARTH SCIENCE. Splitter. Prints. Spurt. Pile Up. Push Up. Which Way?. Dew Point. Rising Drops. Divers. Mixer. PHYSICS. Bottle Organ. See Through. Air Car. Bonk!. Spool Racer. Lifter. Off Target. Breakthrough. Magnetic Strength. Battery. Glossary. Index.