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.
JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of over forty books that have sold over 2 million copies, and a resident science fair authority on Discovery.com
Introduction. ASTRONOMY. Line Up (Solar System).Night Sky (Sky Measurement). Star Clock (Stars). How Far? (Star Distances). Coverup (Eclipse). Sun Path (Sun). Escape (Satellites). Morning Star (Venus). Splat! (Meteorites). Fill'Er Up (Telescope). Moon Phase (Moon). BIOLOGY. Building Blocks (Cells). Patterns (Leaves). Water Loss (Transpiration). In and Out (Osmosis). Snares (Spiders). Identify (Fingerprints). Foamy (Microbes). OOPS! (Reaction Time). Tasty (Taste). Inhale, Exhale (Lung Capacity). CHEMISTRY. Changes (Phases of Matter). New Stuff (Chemical Change). Glob (Fluids). Soakers (Absorption). Riser (Specific Gravity). Mixers (Solutions). Separator (Chromatography). Meltdown! (Ice). Cleanup! (Emulsifiers). Brown Banana (Oxidation). EARTH SCIENCE. Wet or Dry? (Humidity). How Fast? (Wind). Fluffy (Snow). Warmup (Temperature). Around and Around (Water Cycle). Airy (Soil). Washout (Erosion). Settling (Settling Rate). Squirter (Water Pressure). Overflow (Rocks). PHYSICS. Equal (Potential Energy). Spreader (Diffraction). Pickup! (Static Electricity). Swingers (Pendulum). Spinners (Inertia). Spacey (Matter). Trapped (Insulators). Sliders (Heat). Stretchy (Elasticity). High or Low? (Sound). Glossary. Index.