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Janice Vancleave's Biology for Every Kid : 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work - Janice VanCleave

Janice Vancleave's Biology for Every Kid

101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Paperback

Published: 16th January 1990
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Ships: 5 to 9 business days
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$24.50

What's the effect of osmosis on a raisin?<br> <br> How is water transported through plant stems?<br> <br> What's the best way to grow penicillin?<br> <br> How are butterflies different from moths?<br> <br> Now you can discover answers to these and other fascinating questions about biologythe study of living organisms. In Biology for Every Kid, you'll learn how to talk with fireflies, watch bacteria wage war in a glass of milk, discover how to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, and find out how an apple and an onion can taste the same.<br> <br> Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.

A super collection of easy biology experiments to conduct at home with plants, animals, and the human body. For each, the author gives the purpose, materials needed, step-by-step directions, results, and a concluding paragraph headed "Why?" Clear, helpful illustrations of racially varied boys and girls appear on each page. Specialized terms like "auxin," "hilum" and "cones" are italicized in the text, then briefly explained in the glossary. Experiments are simple, safe, and make use of readily available household items. Living things are handled with care: e.g, earthworm experiments explore whether worms can smell with either end or respond to different colored lights. A worthwhile purchase. Index not seen. (Kirkus Reviews)

Partial table of contents:

EXPERIMENTS FOR THE BEGINNING BIOLOGIST: THE WORLD OF PLANTS.

Spicy Escape.

Limp Spuds.

Fluffy Raisins.

Curling.

Water Flow.

Sweetened Leaves.

Freezing Tissue.

Food Producers.

What's Stomata?.

Desert Plants.

Plants Breathe.

Grow a Bean.

Which Way?.

Flower Maze.

Light Seekers.

Darkness Below.

Veggie Plant.

Cuttings.

Eyes Up.

Growing Season.

Bon Appetit.

Compass Plant.

Algae Growth.

EXPERIMENTS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: INTRODUCTORY ZOOLOGY.

Bread Mold.

Hungry Fungus.

Mini-Organisms.

Coconut Cultures.

Fuzz Balls.

Decomposers.

Fireflies.

Geometric Designs.

Cricket Thermometer.

Grasshopper.

Cold Fish.

Equal Pressure.

Heads or Tails.

Earthworm Farm.

Night Crawlers.

Blending.

Water Breath.

Ground Temperature.

Tangled.

Oily Features.

Pollution.

EXPERIMENTS THAT TEACH US ABOUT OURSELVES: THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY.

In But Not Out.

Naked Egg.

Have an Onion.

Eye Lens.

Negative Afterimage.

Color Trickery.

Pictures From Sound.

Fingerprints.

Popping Knuckles.

Lung Capacity.

How Do You Feel?.

Input-Output.

Glossary.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471503811
ISBN-10: 0471503819
Series: Science for Every Kid Series
Audience: General
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 16th January 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1