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Janice VanCleave's Solar System: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects (Spectacular Science Project) Paperback – 2 Feb 2000

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey Bass (2 Feb. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471322040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471322047
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 0.6 x 21.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,277,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Children can discover what comets are made of, how much they weigh on Mercury, and how the Moon can eclipse the Sun. This guide covers the science of the solar system including 20 experiments, projects and activities covering planetary orbits and atmospheres, sunspots, and meteor showers.

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Mind–Boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

The perfect science fair idea books . . .Spectacular Science Projects
Janice VanCleave′s Solar System

  • How is a comet like a dirty snowball?
  • Does a planet’s distance from the Sun affect its temperature?
  • How can the Moon block the Sun’s light?

Figure out the answers for yourself with out–of–this world activities and experiments that help you learn about the wonders of the solar system. Janice VanCleave’s Solar System: Mind–Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects guarantees hours and hours of fascinating, hands–on, safe, low–cost science fun. Try these awesome projects at home or in the classroom: trace the Earth’s path through the celestial sphere, create a comet in your own bedroom, and build a model of Saturn and its rings. Each experiment includes an illustration and simple, step–by–step instructions, as well as clear explanations of the astronomical concepts you’re seeing at work.

Children ages 8 12
Also available in the Spectacular Science Projects Series:

Janice VanCleave’s Animals
Janice VanCleave’s Earthquakes
Janice VanCleave’s Electricity
Janice VanCleave’s Gravity
Janice VanCleave’s Insects and Spiders
Janice VanCleave’s Machines
Janice VanCleave’s Magnets
Janice VanCleave’s Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses
Janice VanCleave’s Molecules
Janice VanCleave’s Plants
Janice VanCleave’s Rocks and Minerals
Janice VanCleave’s Volcanoes
Janice VanCleave’s Weather

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