Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun by Janice VanCleave
  

Synopsis

Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun by Janice VanCleave

How do plants make their own food? Why do the different strings on a guitar have different sounds? What does the color of a star tell you about how hot the star is? What's the difference between gamma rays, X-rays, and microwaves? Now you can discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about energy for yourself with this fun-filled science resource. Packed with illustrations, Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid presents entertaining, challenging experiments and activities to help you understand the different types of energy - including heat, sound, electricity, and light - and how they bring about change in the world around you. You'll develop your problem-solving skills as you create a 'leaping frog' that turns potential energy into kinetic energy, model sound waves with a Slinky, use a balloon to demonstrate static electricity, make 'sun' tea with solar energy, and much more! Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy-to-understand explanation. Plus, all projects have been pretested so you can perform them safely and inexpensively in the classroom, at a science fair, or at home! Also available in the Science for Every Kid series: Astronomy ; Biology ; Chemistry ; Constellations ; Dinosaurs ; Earth Science ; Ecology ; Geography ; Geometry ; The Human Body ; Math ; Oceans ; and, Physics .

About the Author

Janice VanCleave is a former science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of more than forty children's science books that have sold over two million copies and a resident science fair authority on discovery.com.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Author

Janice VanCleave
More books by Janice VanCleave

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons Inc an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Publication date

4th November 2005

ISBN

9780471330998


I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools