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How does milk help me grow?Where do vitamins come from?Do carrots really strengthen my eyesight?Find out these answers-in Janice V...anCleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid. To the delight of children, parents, and teachers everywhere, America's favorite science teacher brings a welcome addition to the popular Science for Every Kid series. Through fun, safe, and easy-to-do experiments, Janice VanCleave teaches kids ages eight to twelve all about food and nutrition.Kids can learn about leavening agents by mixing baking soda with vinegar. They'll explore why different sweeteners vary in sweetness, how to use natural food dyes to dye a T-shirt, and what the food pyramid is-plus much more.Each experiment is broken down into a purpose, list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and explanations that kids can understand. Every project has been tested and can be performed safely and inexpensively using ordinary household materials.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/15/1999Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

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What are fossils? * How do stalactites and stalagmites form? * Can rock melt? Janice VanCleave's Rocks and Minerals includes 20 fu...n and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about rocks and minerals, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects.See how sedimentary rock is formed using two pillows, a yardstick, and some masking tape. Make models of rocks and minerals with gumdrops, toothpicks, and plastic bags. Learn what carbonate minerals are and how to identify them using a glass jar, some vinegar, and an egg. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.Children ages 8-12Also available in the Spectacular Science Projects series:Janice VanCleave's AnimalsJanice VanCleave's EarthquakesJanice VanCleave's ElectricityJanice VanCleave's GravityJanice VanCleave's MachinesJanice VanCleave's MagnetsJanice VanCleave's MoleculesJanice VanCleave's Microscopes and Magnifying LensesJanice VanCleave's VolcanoesJanice VanCleave's WeatherBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/29/1995Pages: 96 Read More

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What melts in your mouth and not in your hands, plumps when you cook it, and comes in more than forty-eight scrumptious flavors? G...ive up? The correct answer is: Science!With The Science Chef you'll learn loads of basic science by doing fun, easy-to-perform cooking projects. And you get to eat the results when you're finished!Why do onions make you cry? How does yeast make bread rise? What makes popcorn pop, whipped cream frothy, and angel food cake fluffy? You'll discover the scientific answers to these and dozens of other tasty mysteries when you prepare kid-tested recipes for everything from Cinnamon Toast and Basic Baked Potatoes to Stromboli Pizzoli and Monkey Bread.Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cook, you can become a great Science Chef. All 100 experiments and recipes require only common ingredients and standard kitchen utensils. And The Science Chef includes rules for kitchen safety and cleanup, plus a complete nutrition guide.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1994Pages: 180Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

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Harried parents or teachers seeking ideas for science fair projects will find this resource a godsend.-Science Books & FilmsAn exc...ellent resource for students looking for ideas.-BooklistUseful information and hints on how to design, conduct, and present a science project.-Library JournalSound advice on how to put together a first-rate project.-Alan Newman, American Chemical SocietyWant the inside tips for putting together a first-rate science fair project that will increase your understanding of the scientific method, help you to learn more about a fascinating science topic, and impress science fair judges? The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects, newly revised and updated, is the ultimate guide to every aspect of choosing, preparing, and presenting an outstanding science fair project. Special features of this unbeatable guide include:* 50 award-winning projects from actual science fairs-including many new project ideas-along with an expanded list of 500 fascinating science fair topics suitable for grades 7 and up* Straightforward, highly detailed guidelines on how to develop an outstanding project-from selecting a great topic and conducting your experiment to organizing data, giving oral and visual presentations, and much more* The latest ISEF rules and guidelines* Updated information on resources and state and regional science fair listingsThe Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects gives you all the guidance you'll need to create a science fair project worthy of top honors.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/21/2003Pages: 228Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Read More

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Have you ever seen inventors on TV or in the newspaper and thought, That could be me! Well, it certainly could—and this book... shows you how. Kids Inventing! gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for turning your ideas into realities for fun, competition, and even profit.From finding an idea and creating a working model to patenting, manufacturing, and selling your invention, you get expert guidance in all the different stages of inventing. You'll see how to keep an inventor's log, present your ideas, and work as part of a team or with a mentor. You'll meet inspiring kids just like you who designed their own award-winning inventions. And you'll see how to prepare for the various state and national invention contests held each year, as well as international competitions and science fairs.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/24/2005Pages: 148Reading Level: Age 11 and Up Read More

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Untangle the Mystery of Human Hair! Listen to a Heart Throb! Sniff Out Why Stinky Feet Stink!SCIENCE THAT REALLY GETS UNDER YOUR S...KIN!Explore the amazing human body, from the hair on your head to your stinky feet* Smell like a salmon* Build a balloon intestine* Mix up a batch of fake blood* Crack your genetic codeHow much air do your lungs hold? How are your bones like a roll of toilet paper? Where does all your old dead skin go? How can you figure out how tall a person is from the size of his or her feet? You ll find out the answers in Head to Toe Science. More than 40 fun, easy-to-do activities using ordinary products found around your house let you discover the wonders of your body from top to bottom, inside and out your brain, your bones, your digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems, and much more!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/10/2000Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

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How do plants make their own food?Why do the different strings on a guitar have different sounds?What does the color of a star tel...l you about how hot the star is?What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, and microwaves?Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about energy for yourself with this fun-filled science resource. Packed with illustrations, Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid presents entertaining, challenging experiments and activities to help you understand the different types of energy--including heat, sound, electricity, and light--and how they bring about change in the world around you. You'll develop your problem-solving skills as you create a leaping frog that turns potential energy into kinetic energy, model sound waves with a Slinky?, use a balloon to demonstrate static electricity, make sun tea with solar energy, and much more!Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy-to-understand explanation. Plus, all projects have been pretested so you can perform them safely and inexpensively in the classroom, at a science fair, or at home!Also available in the Science for Every Kid series:ASTRONOMYBIOLOGYCHEMISTRYCONSTELLATIONSDINOSAURSEARTH SCIENCEECOLOGYGEOGRAPHYGEOMETRYTHE HUMAN BODYMATHOCEANSPHYSICSBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/10/2005Pages: 236Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Read More

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Profiles of some of history's greatest scientists-- and fun experiments that demonstrate their theories!Janice VanCleave's Scienti...sts Through the Ages profiles the lives and work of more than twenty-five important thinkers in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. This exciting book includes short biographies of the scientists, descriptions of their contributions to science, and simple experiments that reveal some of their most important discoveries.You'll meet scientists from every part of the world and every age, from Archimedes to Einstein, Galileo Galilei to Maria Mitchell, and Mary Anning to Marie Curie. Every experiment can be performed at home or in the classroom with safe, inexpensive materials. So find out how these famous scientists made life better for all of us, and start your own explorations with these fun and easy experiments!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/25/2003Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Read More

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Follow the Ring of Fire from New Zealand to South America. Navigate the Blue Nile and walk the Great Wall of China. Meet the first... person to reach the South Pole and witness the Green Revolution in India. Explore the people, landscapes, and languages of our fascinating planet and uncover the answers to all your questions about world geography . . .How old is the earth? See page 8.Can volcanoes form underwater? See page 14.What are maquiladoras? See page 50.Why are rain forests so important? See page 63.Where and what are the Pillars of Hercules? See page 77.Is the Red Sea really red? See page 88.What languages are spoken in Africa? See page 112.Do any plants or animals live in Antarctica? See page 133.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/15/2002Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Read More

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