Janice Vancleave's Wild, Wacky, and Weird Science Experiments More Physics Experiments
In a series of fun and involving hands-on physics experiments, kids charge an object with static electricity, demonstrate how static charges produce sound, use magnetic force to suspend a paper airplane, determine that objects in water have a different weight than they do in air, and learn how a substances buoyancy can be changed. They will also determine if shape determines the strength of an object, learn the effect that an objects center of gravity has on motion, demonstrate how the length of a pendulum affects the time of each swing, and discover how the center of gravity is also the balancing point of an object. Featuring color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions, Janice VanCleave again shows just how much fun science can be.
Science is all around us, so Explore! Each book contains 25 projects in an easy to follow format and provides simple, hands-on opportunities in a variety of science areas. Make a mold of an animal track or build a terrarium to see the water cycle in action in Rivers and Ponds. Create shadow puppets or plant a garden that blooms at night in Night Science! Make your own stalactite or grow your own crystals in Rocks and Minerals. Construct a simple circuit, paperclip switch and a solar oven in Electricity. For each chapter in the book, textual information is included with vocabulary words listed in bold with definitions. Projects are listed along with a supply list and numbered instructions. A glossary, resource page, and index are found at the back of the book. Great resources to enhance your science or unit studies and bring some fun back to science! Approx. 90 pgs each. PB. ~Donna/Deanne