Titel: Weird Science: 40 Strange-Acting, Bizarre-Looking, and Barely Believable Activities for Kids
Autor/en: Jim Wiese
Empfohlen von 8 bis 12 Jahren.
Illustriert von Ed Shems
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
April 2004 - kartoniert - 122 Seiten
A strange, creepy, and sometimes gross collection of science facts and activities that kids will loveWant to get kids interested in science? Let them make their own slime, feed insects to plants, or learn about strange animals and bizarre phenomena. That's the philosophy behind Weird Science, which gives kids 40 activities on such scientific oddities as non-Newtonian fluids, strangler figs, ball lightning, and naked mole rats. In addition, the book includes "Weird Science in Action" sidebars of bizarre science facts, tips on how to turn an experiment into a science fair project, and lots of illustrations.
Jim Wiese (Vancouver, BC, Canada) is the author of many Wiley kids' science books, including Roller Coaster Science (0-471-59404-0), Rocket Science (0-471-11357-3), Detective Science (0-471-11980-6), Spy Science (0-471-14620-X), and Cosmic Science (0-471-15852-6).
Acknowledgments. Introduction. How to Use This Book. Being a Good Scientist. Increasing Your Understanding. Using This Book to Do a Science Fair Project. A Word of Warning. 1. Weird Substances: Slip, Ooze, and Creep. Project 1: Slime. Project 2: Quicksand. Project 3: Curved Water. Project 4: Dry Ice. Project 5: Slime Molds. Project 6: Moving "Lava". 2. Weird Plants: Way to Grow. Project 1: The Eyes Have It. Project 2: Insect Eaters. Project 3: Spore Losers. Project 4: "Corpse Flower". Project 5: Epiphytes and Stranglers. Project 6: Cacti. 3. Weird Animals: No Pets Allowed. Project 1: Electric Eel. Project 2: Mudskippers. Project 3: Weird Ants. Project 4: Banana Slug. Project 5: Dung Beetles. Project 6: Naked Mole Rats. Project 7: Gone Batty. 4. Weird Microbes: The Good, the Bad, the Smelly. Project 1: Smelly Feet. Project 2: Early Risers. Project 3: Galdieria Sulphuraria. 5. Weird Weather: Ball Lightning, Rogue Waves, and Twisting Tornadoes. Project 1: The Perfect Storm. Project 2: Ball Lightning. Project 3: Extreme Winds. Project 4: Tornadoes. 6. Weird Earth: Geysers, Caves, and Other Strange Formations. Project 1: Geysers. Project 2: Weird Caves. Project 3: Weird Rocks. 7. Weird Sights: Mirages, Northern Lights, and Illusions. Project 1: Mirages. Project 2: Aurora Borealis. Project 3: Optical Illusions. 8. Weird Sounds: High and Low. Project 1: Doggy Do. Project 2: Aeolian Sounds. Project 3: Playing Glasses. Project 4: Things That Go Bump in the Night. Project 5: Listen to Yourself. 9. Weird Physics: Fact or Fiction? Project 1: Relativity and Time Travel. Project 2: Worm Holes and Black Holes. Project 3: Antimatter. Glossary. Index.
JIM WIESE is a science teacher and an educational coordinator for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of many popular kids' science activity books, including Ancient Science, Roller Coaster Science, Rocket Science, Detective Science, Cosmic Science, and Sports Science, all from Wiley.