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Description - Ancient Science by Jim Wiese

Fascinating activities that help kids discover the science of the ancient world How did Mayan astronomers know when it was the first day of spring? How did the Greeks tell time with water? When did the Chinese pass on the secret of paper-making? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing questions in the pages of Ancient Science. Science author Jim Wiese helps kids understand the science behind the innovations and discoveries of the past with numerous activities that show kids how to do everything from making soap the way the ancients did, to building a "diving bell," to navigating by the North Star. In addition to these exciting activities and experiments, the book includes Ancient Science in Action sidebars, fascinating facts about the past, and tips on how to turn an experiment into a science fair project.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471215950
ISBN-10: 0471215953
Format: Paperback
(251mm x 179mm x 9mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jim Wiese

JIM WIESE is a science teacher and an educational coordinator for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of many popular kids' science activity books, including Roller Coaster Science, Rocket Science, Detective Science, Cosmic Science, and Sports Science, all from Wiley.

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