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Janice VanCleaves Teaching The Fun Of Science To Young Learners Grades PreK$19.95Add to cart
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, they are also encouraged to develop other skills, including reading, writing, math, and art.
Janice VanCleaves Engineering For Every Kid$14.95Add to cart
Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about engineering for yourself with this fun-filled resource. Janice VanCleave’s Engineering for Every Kid presents entertaining, challenging experiments and activities to help you understand the different types of engineering there are–including structural, solar, electrical, and chemical–and how each is applied to real world everyday situations.
Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of easy-to-find materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and a simple scientific explanation. Plus, the book’s 25 projects can easily be used in the classroom, as the basis of a science fair project, or at home just for fun!
Hands On Bible Explorations$14.95Add to cart
“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. You’ll learn about the Ten Commandments, the Christmas story, the boy with loaves and fish, the greatest gift, the importance of friendship, and many more parts of the Bible as you do the fun activities.
Janice VanCleaves Great Science Project Ideas From Real Kids$16.00Add to cart
There’s plenty for you to choose from in this collection of forty terrific science project ideas from real kids, chosen by well-known children’s science writer Janice VanCleave. Developing your own science project requires planning, research, and lots of hard work. This book saves you time and effort by showing you how to develop your project from start to finish and offering useful design and presentation techniques. Projects are in an easy-to-follow format, use easy-to-find materials, and include dozens illustrations and diagrams that show you what kinds of charts and graphs to include in your science project and how to set up your project display. You’ll also find clear scientific explanations, tips for developing your own unique science project, and 100 additional ideas for science projects in all science categories.
Janice VanCleaves Teaching The Fun Of Math Grades 3-8$21.95Add to cart
Make Learning Math Fun With This Hands-on Resource from Everyone’s Favorite math and Science Teacher!
Now you can help students develop their math skills while fostering a long-term love for mathematical exploration. In Janice VanCleave’s Teaching the Fun of Math, the award-winning teacher and popular children’s author gives you a wealth of teaching techniques for elementary and middle school math lessons that make learning fun.
By engaging students in these hands-on mathematical activities and investigations, you’ll help them understand basic concepts, apply their mathematical thinking skills, and become independent math investigators. Covering a wide range of math topics–from numbers and operations, algebra, and measurements to geometry, data analysis, and probability–this invaluable classroom companion also:
* Features teaching tips and key terms for each ready-to-use, reproducible activity
* Adheres to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
* Makes it easy to adapt activities and investigations to different grade levels
* Provides advice on preparing materials and presenting each topic, as well as suggestions for challenging extensions
* Explains how the math problems apply in the real world
As with all of Janice VanCleave’s books, the format is easy to follow and the required materials are inexpensive and easy to find. With Janice VanCleave’s Teaching the Fund of Math you can inspire, challenge, and help your students improve their test scores–and develop a lifelong interest in math!
Janice VanCleaves Science Around The World$14.95Add to cart
Fun facts and experiments about Earth’s amazing and unique climatic regions!
Janice VanCleave’s Science Around the World presents interesting facts and fun experiments that relate to the different geographical regions of the world-also known as biomes. Each different biome-forest, grassland, desert, and tundra-has its own unique plant life, animal life, and climate. The experiments, activities, and facts in this book help explain how the different biomes work and show the importance biomes play in keeping life on Earth so fascinatingly diverse.
You’ll learn how the tilt of Earth affects the weather in different parts of the world; how and why some animals migrate; why leaves change color; and how cacti survive so long without rainfall. From the South American rainforests to the African savannas to the Chinese Takla Makan Desert, you’ll find out how climate and geography determine the way plants and animals look and behave-with safe, inexpensive experiments for the home and classroom!
Janice VanCleaves A Plus Science Fair Workbook And Project Journal (Workbook)$24.95Add to cart
Your all-in-one resource for science fair success
Don’t wait till the last minute to start preparing for this year’s science fair. This book makes it easy and fun to complete a project that you can take pride in, and maybe even take to national and international competitions. You get expert guidance in creating a great project from start to finish, with information on basic science fair procedures, tools, and techniques. You’ll also find background experiments to try, pages for taking notes on each topic, and a personal project journal to help you keep track of every step as you choose your project, gather your data, report your findings, and prepare to make a spectacular presentation.
The topics covered span the science curriculum and include topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. All the activities can be done either at home or in the classroom with inexpensive and easy-to-find materials. So find out how enjoyable and rewarding completing a science project can really be, and have a great science fair experience!
Janice VanCleaves A Plus Science Fair Projects$14.95Add to cart
With complete example projects in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics, this is the ideal beginner’s guide for any student who wants to create a successful science fair entry. It delivers savvy tips on devising unique projects and experiments.
Janice VanCleaves A Plus Projects In Physics$16.00Add to cart
Thirty terrific physics projects from everyone’s favorite science teacher
This invaluable guide to physics projects, written for middle and high school students, details how to put together projects that showcase key physics concepts. In this latest volume in her successful series of science fair project books, Janice VanCleave provides thirty comprehensive projects-on measurement, force and motion, states of matter, energy, and electricity-that come complete with illustrations, charts, diagrams, and suggestions for original projects on related topics. Whether students want to work with pendulums, lenses, or parallel circuits, this book provides the inspiration and hands-on help they need to assure science fair success.
Janice VanCleaves Science Through The Ages$16.00Add to cart
How much would you weigh on Mars?
What can exploding balloons tell us about weather?
Why do heavy ships stay afloat on water?
How can you lift an elephant with one finger?
You’ll discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions when you journey through science history with Janice VanCleave as your guide. Packed with fun facts, activities, and experiments, Janice VanCleave’s Science Through the Ages introduces you to the amazing stories behind some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow instructions for hands-on experiments, as well as clear explanations that reveal the many ways science has helped people–from ancient times right up through today!
You’ll find out how to use Stone Age tools to make art, build a simple telescope, look at your own blood vessels (did you know you have thousands of miles of them?), construct a stethoscope, create a model of Galileo’s gas thermometer, and much more. As with all of Janice VanCleave’s books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. So take a time-traveling tour of discovery and get ready for hours and hours of fascinating science fun–at home or in the classroom.
Janice VanCleaves Help My Science Project Is Due Tomorrow$14.95Add to cart
Caught in the Last-Minute Science Project Scramble?
Looking for Fun, Interesting Project Ideas?
You’re in luck! With Janice VanCleave’s Help! My Science Project Is Due Tomorrow! you can choose from a wide variety of ideas drawing from all the scientific disciplines. Just pick any topic you’re interested in-stars, telescopes, cells, spiders, chemical change, solutions, the water cycle, energy, and many more-read the background information, gather a few simple materials, and start experimenting!
Each chapter presents a simple scientific investigation that includes step-by-step instructions, a description of the desired result, and ideas on how to expand on the topic to make it your very own science project. And, as with all of Janice VanCleave’s experiment books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. You’ll not only find this book useful for any science project assignments all year round but a great resource for developing long-term science fair projects.
Janice VanCleaves A Plus Projects In Astronomy$34.50Add to cart
An all-new collection of first-rate science experiments!
Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Do you want to earn extra credit in your science class? Or do you just want to learn more about how the universe really works? Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Astronomy can help you, and the best part is it won’t involve any complicated or expensive equipment.
This step-by-step guide explores 30 different topics and offers dozens of experiment ideas. The book also includes charts, diagrams, and illustrations. Here are just a few of the subjects you’ll be investigating:
* The size and rotation of celestial bodies
* Eclipses and the true movements of the sun
* The apparent magnitude of the stars
* Orbital eccentricity
* Meteors and artificial satellites
Janice VanCleaves Teaching The Fun Of Science$19.95Add to cart
Make Learning Science Fun with this Essential Guide from Everyone’s Favorite Science Teacher!
Now you can introduce children to the wonders of science in a way that’s exhilarating and lasting. In Janice VanCleave’s Teaching the Fun of Science, the award-winning teacher and popular children’s author provides key tools to help you effectively teach the physical, life, and Earth and space sciences and encourage kids to become enthusiastic, independent investigators. Each science concept is presented with hands-on activities, teacher tips, key terms, and much more, including:
* reproducible sheets of experiments and patterns
* lists of expectations based on National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks
* advice on preparing materials and presenting each topic
* dozens of suggestions for extensions
As with all of Janice VanCleave’s books, the format is easy to follow and the required materials are inexpensive and easy to find. With Janice VanCleave’s Teaching the Fun of Science you can inspire, challenge, and help your students to develop a lively and lifelong interest in science.
Janice VanCleaves Science Around The Year$16.00Add to cart
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.
Janice VanCleaves 203 Icy Freezing Frosty Cool And Wild Experiments$16.00Add to cart
Everyone’s favorite science teacher is back with more spectacular ways for kids to discover the fun in science, covering a wide variety of scientific topics, giving kids loads of ideas for that upcoming science fair project, or for just plain fun! Illustrations throughout.
Janice VanCleaves Constellations For Every Kid$16.00Add to cart
In Constellations for Every Kid you’ll learn about legends, famous constellations, seasonal patterns, locating constellations and much more! You’ll create a sky globe with a transparent bowl, use a star map to find constellations, determine why the position of the sun looks like it changes and more.
Each of the activities is broken down into background information, a “think it through” section, exercises and answers, materials list, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pre-tested.
Janice VanCleaves Guide To The Best Science Fair Projects$16.95Add to cart
Let Janice VanCleave help you create your own winning science project
Where can you find lots of interesting ideas?
How do you begin a project?
How can you create an eye-catching display?
What can you do to impress the judges?
Discover the answers to these and other questions in this complete guide to winning science fair projects. Learn how to develop a topic from any idea, and find out the best ways to create, assemble, and present projects–including special tips on how to display them. Try out some of Janice VanCleave’s favorite experiments on topics from astronomy and biology to chemistry, math, and engineering. As you have fun completing these experiments, you’ll be learning the secrets of science fair success.
Janice VanCleaves 202 Oozing Bubbling Dripping And Bouncing Experiments$16.00Add to cart
The goal of this entertaining and educational book is to guide children through the steps necessary to successfully complete a science experiment and to teach them the best method of solving problems and discovering answers. Consists of 202 experiments in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics that include step-by-step instructions and easy-to-find materials.
Janice VanCleaves Oceans For Every Kid$16.00Add to cart
Why is the ocean salty?
How do whales stay warm?
What causes tides to rise and fall?
How do oil spills affect ocean animals?
Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about the ocean–the earth’s last frontier. Janice VanCleave’s Oceans for Every Kid makes learning about the ocean and its inhabitants an intriguing adventure. Use a bottle, pennies, a straw, and clay to demonstrate how submarines rise. Make your own wave holder with index cards and a plastic folder. Through these and other activities you’ll find out how fish move up and down in water, how pollutants move into the ocean, how to navigate without a compass, how to map the surface of the ocean floor, and much more.
Each of the activities begins with a statement of purpose followed by 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 at home or in the classroom.
Janice VanCleaves Rocks And Minerals$12.95Add to cart
What are fossils? How do stalactites and stalagmites form? Can rock melt? “Rocks and Minerals” includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about rocks and minerals, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects See how sedimentary rock is formed using two pillows, a yardstick, and some masking tape. Make models of rocks and minerals with gumdrops, toothpicks, and plastic bags. Learn what carbonate minerals are and how to identify them using a glass jar, some vinegar, and an egg. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.
Janice VanCleaves Weather$16.00Add to cart
Why does it Rain? Waht causes thunder and lightning? How does a cloud form? This book features 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about weather, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn what causes lightning with a simple experiment using a roll of tape in a darkened room. Make a barometer from a soda bottle, straws, modeling clay, and colored water. Use a shoe box, plastic wrap, and some soil to understand the greenhouse effect. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and cleanup.
Janice VanCleaves Geometry For Every Kid$16.00Add to cart
This entertaining, learn-by-doing book explores two different kinds of geometry: plane geometry, the study of two-dimensional figures, and solid geometry, the study of three-dimensional figures. Explains geometry’s simple language in a manner that kids can easily understand and use. Designed to teach geometric concepts using examples that can be applied to many similar situations. Features numerous problems, experiments and other activities guaranteed to make learning geometry a most enjoyable and educational experience.
Janice VanCleaves Electricity$16.00Add to cart
A learn-by-doing book offering 20 activities designed to instruct children in the science of electricity. Provides numerous ideas for winning science fair projects. Answers such questions as: What is static electricity? How does a flashlight work? Can you make a battery out of a lemon? Janice VanCleave’s Electricity includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to fascinating questions about electricity, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about electric charges with a simple experiment using modeling clay and a plastic straw; about voltage using a bowl, paper towels, and a raw egg; about conductors with some clothespins, aluminum foil, and a flashlight bulb; and much more. All experiments are safe, use inexpensive household materials, and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.
Janice VanCleaves Volcanoes$16.00Add to cart
How do scientists predict volcanic eruptions? Where are most volcanoes found? Do volcanoes exist on other planets? Kids will learn the answers to these questions along with other fascinating facts on this subject. Contains activities on making a model of an erupting volcano, launching a potato cork, creating mock lava rock plus scores of ideas for successful science fair projects.
Janice VanCleaves Geography For Every Kid$16.00Add to cart
Following the format of the wildly successful Science for Every Kid series, Janice VanCleave captures the imaginations of children and helps them learn basic geography terms and concepts as they participate in intriguing activities and explorations. Activities are presented in an easy step-by-step format.
Janice VanCleaves Magnets$16.00Add to cart
The perfect science fair idea books. Spectacular Science Projects Janice VanCleave’s Magnets
* How does a compass work?
* What is a magnetic field?
* How can you make a magnet with electricity?
Janice VanCleave’s Magnets includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about magnets, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about magnetic poles using a bar magnet, paper, and string; about magnetic force fields with a compass, a pencil, and a sheet of paper; and much more. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.
Janice VanCleaves Molecules$16.00Add to cart
The perfect science fair idea books. Spectacular Science Projects Janice VanCleave’s Molecules
* What are molecules made of?
* How do water molecules stay together?
* How does heat affect the movement of molecules?
Janice VanCleave’s Molecules includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about molecules, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about the structure of molecules with a simple experiment using gum drops and toothpicks; about molecular motion with a glass, a cup, and food coloring; about crystals using Epsom salts, a soap dish, and a paint brush; and much more. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up. Children ages 8-12
Janice VanCleaves Math For Every Kid$16.00Add to cart
How long is the world’s longest earthworm? How tall was a brachiosaurus? What’s the average diameter of human hair? What’s the circumference of the earth at the equator? Now you can discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about math. Packed with illustrations, Math for Every Kid uses simple problems and activities to teach you about measurements, fractions, graphs, problem solving, and much more! Using activities that relate math to everyday life, this book will help you feel comfortable with math–right from the start. You’ll make a sun clock, create a thermometer from a straw, race a paper boat, grow your own bean plant, and even play a game of ring the bottle. Each of the many problems and activities 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.
Janice VanCleaves Astronomy For Every Kid$16.00Add to cart
The author’s hands-on science books for kids ages 8 through 12 have set a new standard in science activity books. Children, parents, and teachers have come to love them for their dozens of illuminating illustrations, VanCleave’s economical, friendly style, and above all, the hundreds of safe, low-cost experiments and activities that make learning scientific basics an exciting adventure.
Janice VanCleaves Biology For Every Kid$16.00Add to cart
What’s the effect of osmosis on a raisin? How is water transported through plant stems? What’s the best way to grow penicillin? How are butterflies different from moths? 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. 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.