Children's Science
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Earthquakes
Earthquakes
Paperback      ISBN: 0064451356
Discusses the frequency of earthquakes, why they happen, their geography, and what a person should do if caught in the middle of one
The Big Dinosaur Dig
The Big Dinosaur Dig
Paperback      ISBN: 0756655951
Discusses the work of paleontologists searching in the Sahara desert for dinosaur fossils in 2000.
Physics
Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0753462141
Uses cartoon-style characters and everyday situations to explain the basic elements of physics.
What Makes Day and Night
What Makes Day and Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0064450503
A simple explanation of how the rotation of the earth causes night and day
Engineering the City: How Infrastructure Works
Engineering the City
How Infrastructure Works
Paperback      ISBN: 1556524196
Explains how cities obtain water, gas, and electricity and how these infrastructure systems developed along with the cities themselves; and provides experiments, games, and construction diagrams for interactive learning.
Archaeology for Young Explorers: Uncovering History at Colonial Williamsburg
Archaeology for Young Explorers
Uncovering History at Colonial Williamsburg
Paperback      ISBN: 087935089x
The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science
The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science
Hardcover      ISBN: 076115020x
What could be more fun for kids than to have the kind of rip-roaring good time that harkens back to pre-video game, pre-computer days? Introducing 64 valuable science experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink! From Marshmallows on Steroids to Home-Made Lightning, the Sandwich Bag Bomb to Giant Air Cannon, The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science awakens kids' curiosity while demonstrating scientific principles like osmosis, air pressure, and Newton's Third Law of Motion. Kids will love performing these experiments, which use common household ingredients and equipment, in front of an audience or for themselves (though many require adult supervision). Entries are categorized into seven chapters according to scientific theme and are written in a simple-to-follow recipe format. each includes a detailed explanation of the scientific principle involved and a "Take Care!" section with special tips. The book's design and illustrations recall the pulp fiction look of science magazines from the days when space travel was still considered sci-fi, while the author's voice is wry and a bit conspiratorial. He assumes his readers are clever and never coddles them. Drop Mentos into a bottle of diet soda and stand back as a geyser erupts! Launch a rocket made from a film canister! Encase your little brother in a giant soap bubble! For young scientists—and the young at heart—this book is a blast. Literally.
Making Things Change
Making Things Change
Paperback      ISBN: 0761304649
Provides instructions for science experiments such as making invisible ink, separating mixtures, and splitting colors
Janice Vancleave's Magnets: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects
Janice Vancleave's Magnets
Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 0471571067
A collection of science projects and experiments using magnets
W Is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet
W Is for Wind
A Weather Alphabet
Paperback      ISBN: 1585363308
"An A-Z pictorial for children including weather terms such as barometer, cloud, tornado, and sunshine introduced with poems accompanied by expository text to provide detailed information"--Provided by publisher.