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Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year

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Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year

by Janice VanCleave

$16.00

Quick Overview

A former science teacher presents experiments and activities in such fields as astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics that are in some way related to one of the four seasons. Topics include why leaves turn colors in the fall, migrating Monarch butterflies in September, and popcorn at the first Thanksgiving.
 

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Why do leaves change colors? How do polar bears avoid slipping on the ice? How are snowflakes made? Why do your toes and fingertips wrinkle if you spend lots of time swimming? How do flies taste their food with their feet? Figure out the answers to these and many other scientific mysteries with this awesome assortment of experiments, projects, and facts for every season of the year. With an amazing experiment for each week, Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year introduces you to dozens of wondrous topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Discover why leaves turn colors and fall off trees in autumn, why September is a good time to look for monarch butterflies, how salt melts ice, what pinecones can tell you about the weather, and much, much more. As with all of Janice VanCleave's books, each activity is fun and includes simple step-by-step instructions, as well as clear explanations of the concepts you're seeing in action. Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year promises hours and hours of fascinating, hands-on, safe, low-cost science fun-at home or in the classroom. Size 0.38" H x 11.01" L x 8.54" W, 128 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780471330967
Author Janice VanCleave
Age Group age 9-12
Book Type paperback

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