200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird and Fun Experiments
This book by Janice Van Cleave addresses questions raised by students with regard to the environment for 8-12 year olds. 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?
Janice has created fun, safe, low-cost experiments for the home or classroom. Use a Styrofoam ball, a pencil, and a lamp to learn why the Moon appears and disappears. With just a jar and some ice cubes, demonstrate how rain is formed. Each experiment includes an illustration and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
A short introduction to Janice VanCleave and list of her many books making science accessible to students.
The experiments are sufficiently intriguing to offer comic relief to the more standard variety.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Backyard Adventures
• Chemistry Experiments
• Developing Research Skills
• Example Computer-Assisted Collaboration Projects
• Exhibits as Primary Sources
• Hands On Projects And Simple Tools
• Hands-on Physics
• Linking Environment and Physics
• Off Planet Field Trips