Janice Van Cleave's Big Book of Science Experiments

Author(s): Janice VanCleave

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Janice VanCleave once again ignites children's love for science in her all-new book of fun experiments--featuring a fresh format, new experiments, and updated content standards From everyone's favorite science teacher comes Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Science Experiments. This user-friendly book gets kids excited about science with lively experiments designed to spark imaginations and encourage science learning. Using a few handy supplies, you will have your students exploring the wonders of science in no time. Simple step-by-step instructions and color illustrations help you easily demonstrate the fundamental concepts of astronomy, biology, chemistry, and more. Children will delight in making their own slime and creating safe explosions as they learn important science skills and processes. Author Janice VanCleave passionately believes that all children can learn science. She has helped millions of students experience the magic and mystery of science with her time-tested, thoughtfully-designed experiments. This book offers both new and classic activities that cover the four dimensions of science--physical science, astronomy, Biology, and Earth Science--and provide a strong foundation in science education for students to build upon. An ideal resource for both classroom and homeschool environments, this engaging book: Enables students to experience science firsthand and discuss their observations Offers low-prep experiments that require simple, easily-obtained supplies Presents a modern, full-color design that appeals to students Includes new experiments, activities, and lessons Correlates to National Science Standards Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Science Experiments is a must-have book for the real-world classroom, as well as for any parent seeking to teach science to their children.

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Classroom science teacher Janice VanCleave has written more than 50 science books and has sold more than 2 million copies. In addition to authoring science books, she created the popular website, www.scienceprojectideasforkids.com, and has tutored thousands of students and educators from around the world through her website.

Introduction V Part I Chemistry 1 Matter 2 Elements 3 01 The Periodic Table 3 02 Element Symbols 5 03 Atomic Structure 8 04 Lewis Dot Diagrams 10 05 Ions 12 Compounds 14 06 Chemical Formulas 14 07 Ionic Compounds 16 08 Covalent Compounds 18 09 Atoms vs. Molecules 21 Mixtures 23 10 Heterogeneous Mixtures 23 11 Solution: Concentration 25 12 Solubility 27 13 True Solutions 30 14 Colloids 33 15 Emulsions 35 16 Suspensions 37 17 Saturated Solutions 39 18 Diffusion 41 Physical Properties and Physical Changes 43 19 Matter Has Mass 44 20 Matter Has Volume 46 21 Relative Density 48 22 States of Matter 50 Chemical Properties and Chemical Changes 53 Acids and Bases 54 23 Acids 54 24 Bases 56 25 pH Scale 58 Chemical Reactions 61 26 Combination and Decomposition Reactions 61 27 Leavening Agent 63 28 Balancing Chemical Equations 65 29 Combustion: Burning 68 30 Exothermic Chemical Reactions 70 31 Explosions 72 32 Polymers: Slime 74 Part II Physics 76 Newton's Laws of Motion 78 33 Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia 80 34 Newton's Second Law of Motion 82 35 Newton's Third Law of Motion 84 Forces 86 Noncontact Forces 87 36 Freefall 87 37 Gravity 89 38 Momentum 91 39 Apparent Weightlessness 94 Contact Forces 96 40 Buoyancy 96 41 Buoyant Force 98 42 Friction 100 Turning Forces 102 43 Torque 102 44 Center of Gravity 104 45 Stability 106 Heat 109 46 Conduction of Heat 110 47 Convection 112 48 Conductors vs. Insulators 114 49 Heat Capacity 116 Light 118 Energy 119 50 Electromagnetic Spectrum 119 51 Photons 121 52 Phosphors 124 53 Fluorescence 126 54 Phosphorescence 128 Incident Light 130 55 Colors You See 130 56 Convex Lenses: Focal Length 132 57 Convex Lenses: Rules of Refraction 134 58 Convex vs. Concave Lenses 137 Electricity 139 59 Series Circuit 140 60 Parallel Circuit 142 61 Energy Ball 144 Part III Astronomy 146 Space Measurements 148 62 Models of the Universe 149 63 Space Measurements 151 64 Apparent Sizes of Celestial Objects 153 65 Angular Distances 155 66 Sun Shadows 157 67 Albedo 159 The Moon 161 68 Moon Phases 162 69 The Terminator 164 70 Barycenter 167 71 Moon Motion 169 Constellations 171 72 Circumpolar Constellations 172 73 Location of Polaris 175 74 Zodiac Constellations 177 Part IV Earth Science 180 Geology 182 75 Density of Earth's Layers 183 76 Volcanoes 185 77 Evaporites 187 78 Fossils 189 Geological Stress 191 79 Tectonic Plates 191 80 Deformation 194 81 Fold Mountains 196 82 Tension 198 83 Normal and Reverse Faults 201 Meteorology 204 84 Climate 205 85 Atmospheric Pressure 207 86 Sea and Land Breezes 209 87 Rayleigh Scattering 212 88 Seasons 215 89 Coriolis Effect 218 Part V Biology 221 The Nervous System 222 90 Eukaryotic Cells 223 91 Muscles 225 92 Afterimage 228 93 Perception of Color 230 94 Reaction Time 232 95 Sensory Receptors 234 Physical and Biochemical Changes 237 96 Chromatography 238 97 Denaturing Egg Protein 241 98 Denaturing Milk Protein 243 99 Ripening Hormone 245 100 Bioluminescence 247 Glossary 250 Index 279

General Fields

  • : 9781119590651
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited
  • : Jossey-Bass
  • : May 2020
  • : 1.4 Centimeters X 21.39 Centimeters X 27.38 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 304
  • : Janice VanCleave
  • : Paperback
  • : English