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This books is for any kid or parent who is doing a science fair project for the first time or just wants help doing a great project. The first section of the book is dedicated to planning and carrying out a terrific project and increasing your odds of winning 1st place! Topics such as error analysis, talking to judges and choosing a good question are based on years of experience teaching and judging science fairs.
From the Publisher
Taking first place in the science fair has never been so much fun! These biology, chemistry, and physics experiments, devised by a real scientist and former high school chemistry teacher, really rock. That’s because each activity answers questions that actually fascinate kids–whether they’re exploring the laws of motion by smashing eggs against a wall, learning how to use diapers to prevent fire, or going “Supersonic” as they measure the speed of sound. Also, there’s great advice on designing your own experiments, catching errors that could affect the results; and presenting the project so that it will impress the judges.
Published in 2004 by Lark Books.
From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7–This title opens with an introduction to science-fair projects, followed by sections devoted to project ideas in biology, physical science, and chemistry. Most of the experiments call for common household items. The simple, easy-to-follow directions are geared toward beginners. The layout is open, colorful, and appealing, with photographs of students and materials on every spread and boxed areas that highlight specific topics or ideas. Readers are encouraged to follow safety procedures, including wearing closed-toe shoes and goggles when necessary. The conversational text discusses how to pick a topic and offers a hands-on approach to planning the project, including an eight-week schedule checklist. Libraries would be well served by this title.–Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WACopyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.