Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Play and Find Out Science Projects
By (author) Janice VanCleave
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Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Play and Find Out Science Projects by Janice VanCleave
Book DescriptionIntroduce young children to the wonders of science Using this book as a guide, you and your favorite budding scientist can have fun exploring the world while you help your child learn about science and develop important science process skills. You may think it's hard to get young children interested in science, but just watch their eyes light up when they make bouncy blubber or play clay, or when you venture out together in the backyard or local park for a bug-collecting expedition. These are the kind of everyday explorations that give kids a great foundation for a lifetime of science learning. In this terrific collection of fun, kid-tested science activities, bestselling children's science writer and former teacher Janice VanCleave has combined her favorite science activities for young people into one jumbo-sized book that you and your children will love. Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Play and Find Out Science Projects includes over 50 easy-to-do activities and is divided into four parts: PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Encourage kids to get physical with science with questions such as: How does a compass work? Why do I have to wear a seat belt? Why can't I catch a rainbow? Why does my hair stick to a comb? NATURE: Help children answer questions naturally including: Why do cats' eyes glow in the dark? How do fish move up and down in the water? Why do plants move toward the sun? Can squirrels really fly? BUGS: Challenge the science bug in kids with questions such as: Why do fireflies light up? How do butterflies drink? Where do spiders come from? Why are walkingsticks hard to find? HUMAN BODY: Capture children's imaginations about the whole body of science with questions like these: Why do I have hair on my body? How does my heart sound? Why do foods taste different? Why are my bones hard?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787989286
(274mm x 216mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Janice VanCleave
Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Science to Young Learners, Paperback (March 2008)
The book's 75 lessons and reproducible activities touch on all areas of science and provide the key to a world of science magic and mystery. While kids will have fun doing the activities and learning to love science, they are also being encouraged to develop other skills, including reading, writing, math, and art.
Janice VanCleave's Super Science Challenges, Paperback (November 2007)
A collection of science challenges, open-ended questions for science inquiry, on subjects in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics, which can be used as the basis for a science fair or other science project or as a classroom project.
Janice VanCleave's Engineering for Every Kid, Paperback (May 2007)
A large portion of any science fair deals with engineering topics, yet there are currently no project books for kids ages 8 to 12 specifically on engineering.
Hands-on Bible Explorations, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Janice VanCleave
Hands-On Bible Explorations is a terrific collection of 52 activities and crafts for kids-one for each week of the year. The book includes favorite stories and parables from the Old and New Testaments, chapters on important Christian Values, and fun projects that make the lessons of the Bible entertaining and easy to understand.
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Author Biography - Janice VanCleave
Janice VanCleave is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of more than fifty children's science books with sales totaling over 2 million copies.
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