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Parents & teachers -- Here are books to get your kids interested in science

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The Science For Every Kid series by Janice VanCleave


Physics For Every Kid : 101 Easy Experiments in Motion Heat Light Machines and Sound - Science for Every Kid series , by Janice VanCleave : Science books for kids           I'm only familiar with Physics for Every Kid (101 experiments, 242 pages, 5-page glossary) Earth Science For Every Kid : 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work , by Janice VanCleave - Science for Every Kid series : Science books for kids in this excellent series by Janice VanCleave (or Janice Van Cleave). While teaching 8th grade physical science and high school physics, I used it to extract ideas for student activities and classroom demonstrations.

          The students, because they could see it and do it, enjoyed Biology For Every Kid : 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work , by Janice Van Cleave - Science for Every Kid series : Children's science books. experiment #45, a simple way to cut a sheet of paper with scissors Chemistry For Every Kid : 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work , by Janice Van Cleave - Science for Every Kid series : Science books for children . to illustrate the fact that a screw is nothing more than an inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder. They also liked experiment #94, in which they used bottles partly filled with water to investigate how frequency and wavelength determine the pitch of sound.

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The Cartoon Guide series by Larry Gonick et. al.


          The Cartoon Guide to .... is a series of 8½ X 11 inch The Cartoon Guide to Physics, by Larry Gonick -- science book reviews : children's science books : cartoon physics books humorous paperbacks illustrated like the black & white comics of a newspaper, but they teach real science and do it accurately.

          I'm only familiar with The Cartoon Guide to Physics , by Larry Gonick and Art Huffman (212 pages). The Cartoon Guide to the Computer , by Larry Gonick Part One is Mechanics and Part Two is Electricity and Magnetism. The Cartoon Guide to Genetics , by Larry Gonick Newton, Faraday, and others, and their definitions and formulas, are presented in a humorous way, without any sacrifice of The Cartoon History of the Universe -- I ( Science Books ). scientific accuracy. While teaching high school physics I had students form small groups, read and discuss a section of this book on Newton's Laws, and then explain their own misconceptions about inertia and forces. For the rest of the year they begged for more activities using "those comics."

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700 Science Experiments for Everyone , Compiled by UNESCO

700 Science Experiments For Everyone , by UNESCO           700 Science Experiments for Everyone (paperback, 252 pages) is a compilation produced by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). It is appropriate for all ages.

          Demonstrate soil erosion, make a barometer, experience the muscles and bones as a system of levers, observe the development of flowers into fruit, discover static electricity with balloons, and 695 more. Step-by-step instructions. Illustrated with black and white sketches.

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Conceptual Physics , by Paul G. Hewitt

          Conceptual Physics is the choice of high school teachers covering general (non-Regents) physics. Paul G. Hewitt explains mechanics, electricity, magnetism, heat, Conceptual Physics , by Paul G. Hewitt sound, light, the atom and relativity in plain English, without any mathematical formulas (except for an occasional proportionality symbol). Hewitt describes the laws of physics in terms of everyday objects and experiences, never in the abstract. Conceptual Physics contains many humorous illustrations, many of them in the margins, each of which makes a point. Hewitt suggests home projects in each chapter. You can test your understanding with conceptual questions, e.g., "The north pole of a compass is attracted to the north pole of the earth, yet like poles repel. Can you resolve this apparent dilemma?" Paul G. Hewitt's book is perfect if you can pay a little more for a hardcover textbook. (728 pages.)

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