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J    507    G566hg

Glover, David.   How do things grow?  Hands-on experiments that make science fun. A Dorling-Kindersley book with fantastic photos. c2001.


J    507    G566ho

Glover, David.  How does it work?  A collection of simple experiments that answer such questions as How do switches make carnivals fun?, What makes a kite fly? Can sunlight bounce? How are echoes made? c2001.


J    507     M836sc

Stine, Megan. More science activities: from the Smithsonian Institution. 20 exciting experiments to do.c1988.


J    507    S416ac

Smithsonian Family Learning Project.  Science activity book. 20 exciting experiments for parents and kids to do. c1987.


J    507    S416mo

Stine, Megan. Still more science activities: from the Smithsonian

Institution. Science activities to be used by parents and teachers with children as supplements to classroom science curricula. c1989.


J    507.6    C321sc

Carson, Mary StettenThe scientific kid.  Illustrations and text give step-by-step instructions for thirty-five easy science projects including growing crystals, making invisible ink, and dipping candles. c1989.


YP    507.8    A216id

Adams, Richard C. IDEAS FOR SCIENCE PROJECTS.  Introduces the scientific method through instructions for observations and experiments in biology, physics, astronomy, botany, psychology, and chemistry. c1986.


YP    507.8    A216mo

Adams, Richard C. MORE IDEAS FOR SCIENCE PROJECTS. Presents ideas for science projects in all areas of the discipline, including engineering, and offers suggestions for data collection and analysis using computer software programs. c1998.


J    507.8    A676on

Ardley, Neil.  101 great science experiments.  Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients. c1993.


J    507.8    B471ap

Bennett, Andrea T.  Apples, bubbles, and crystals: your science ABCs.  Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a poem and some type of science experiment or activity. Explanations of the scientific principles involved are given at the end of the book. c1996.


YP    507.8    B635mo

Bochinski, Julianne Blair.  More award-winning science fair projects. Presents forty award-winning science fair projects, a section on how to do a science fair project, updates to science fair rules and science supply resources, as well as new material on useful web sites. c2004.


J    507.8    B664co    1996

Bochinski, Julianne Blair.  THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS.  50 award-winning projects from actual science fairs-including many completely new projects-plus an expanded list of 400 workable science fair projects topics suitable for grades 7 and up. c1996.


J    507.8    B717ea

Bonnet, Robert L.  Earth science: 49 science fair projects. This is an excellent resource for cultivating a better understanding of the planet Earth among children ages 8 through 13. c1990.


J    507.8    B877tw

Brown, Bob.  200 illustrated science experiments for children. This fascinating collection of projects helps children learn scientific principles much faster and helps them remember them longer because they witness them with their own eyes.c1987.


J     507.8    B879th

Brown, Bob.  333 more science tricks & experiments.  The perfect idea book for school and science fair projects. Uses only inexpensive and readily available materials. c1984.


J    507.8    D111sc

Daab, Marcia.  Science fair workshop.  A step-by-step guide for preparing a research-type science fair project. c1990.


J    507.8    F489fa

Filson, Brent.  Famous experiments and how to repeat them.  Examines the experiments of Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, Fleming, and others, whose scientific efforts gave new ideas to mankind. Includes instructions for the reader to perform the same experiments. c1986.


YP    507.8    G228sh

Gardner, Robert.  Science project ideas in the house. How do you capture a rainbow?  What keeps ad airplane up? The experiments in this book will help you study the world the way actual scientists do using your own home as a laboratory.c2002.


YP    507.8    G448sc

Gibson, GaryScience for fun experiments. Provides instructions for a selection of hands-on experiments  introducing basic scientific principles, in such areas as magnetism, electricity, and water. c1996.


YP   507.8    G228sh

Gardner, Robert. Science project ideas in the house. How can you capture a rainbow? What keeps an airplane up? The experiments in this book will help you study the world the way actual scientists do using your own home as a laboratory.c2002.


YP    507.8    G655pl

Goodstein, Madeline P. Plastics and polymers science fair projects: using hair gel, soda bottles, and slimy stuff.  Discover why silly putty sticks to the refrigerator, why some plastics work better than others, and how the lining of a diaper absorbs so much liquid with the simple experiments in this book. c2004.


J    507.8    M346sc

Markle, Sandra.  Science mini-mysteries. Provides instructions for twenty-nine scientific experiments, tricks, and effects, in which the reader is challenged to explain or predict the final outcome. c1988.


J    507.8    O69si

Orii, EijiSimple science experiments with circles. Presents experiments demonstrating properties of circles and loops made of cloth, paper, and string. c1989.


J    507.8    O69ss

Orii, Eiji. Simple science experiments with straws. Presents experiments using straws, cards, and glasses to demonstrate the pushing force of air. c1989.


YP    507.8    R468su

Rhatigan, Joe.  SURE-TO-WIN SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS.  The whole science fair experience is broken down into small steps so that you're organized and never feel overwhelmed. c2001.


J    507.8    S416

Holdcroft, Tina, Ontario Science Centre.Scienceworks: 65 experiments that introduce the fun and wonder of science. Provides instructions for experiments that reveal a variety of scientific principles. 1986, c1984.


J    507.8    S655ho

Smith, Norman F.  How to do successful science projects. Describes how to select a science project, plan the investigation, choose equipment and test procedures, record data, draw conclusions, and report the results. c1990.


J    507.8    T454

Thomas Alva Edison Foundation. The Thomas Edison book of easy and incredible experiments. A collection of science and engineering projects and experiments covering such areas as magnetism, electricity, electrochemistry, chemistry, physics, energy and radioactivity. c1988.


YP   507.8    V222ja

VanCleave, Janice Pratt.  Janice VanCleave's guide to the best science fair projects.  Complete rules and display tips. Helpful do's and don'ts. Fun, step-by-step experiments on 50 topics.c1997.


J    507.8    V222ja

VanCleave, Janice Pratt.  Janice VanCleave's physics for every kid: 101 easy experiments in motion, heat, light, machines, and sound. Presents 101 experiments relating to physics using materials readily available around the house. c1991.


YP    507.8    V398on

Vecchione, Glen.  100 first-prize make-it-yourself science fair projects. This  how-to-book of 100 science fair projects will teach you, step-by-step, how to create an exciting project that not only demonstrates good scientific practice but gives you the first prize edge. c1998.


YP    507.8    V398on 2001

Vecchione, Glen.  100 award-winning science fair projects.  Includes projects for students that not only help them learn more about science by demonstrating how it is a part of everyday life but also serve as models for competitive entries in science fairs. c2001.


J    507.8    W218on

Walpole, Brenda.  175 science experiments to amuse and amaze your friends:experiments, tricks, things to make.  Instructions for 175 experiments, tricks, and creations that illustrate the principles of light, water, movement, and air. c1988.


YP    507.8    W394sc

Wee, Patricia Hachten.  SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: STEP BY STEP. Offers step-by step instructions for a hands-on learning experience for children in grades 2 through 5 who are doing science fair projects.  c1998.

J    530.8    G228fa

Gardner, Robert.  Far-out science projects with height and depth: How high is up? How low is down? How high are clouds? If you dug a hole in the center of the earth, how deep would it be? The ideas introduces in this book will help you perform exciting and fun experiments. c2003.


J    531    G228sp

Gardner, Robert.  Split-second science projects with speed: how fast does it go? How fast do your fingernails grow? Can a horse run faster than a cheetah? The ideas introduced in this book will help you perform exciting and fun experiments. c2003.


YP    531.11    G655sp

Goodstein, Madeline P.  Sports science projects: the physics of balls in motion.  Presents experiments and science fair projects that demonstrate the differences between kinds of sports balls and the relationship between their design and performance. c1999.


YP    531.6    G228fo

Gardner, Robert.  Forces and motion science fair projects: using water balloons, pulleys, and other stuff.  Contains simple and fun experiments that you can try using common household objects. c2004.


J    538    V222ja

VanCleave, Janice Pratt.  Janice VanCleave's magnets: mind-boggling experiments you can turn into science fair projects..  A collection of science projects and experiments using magnets. c1993


YP    550    V222wi

VanCleave, Janice Pratt.  A+ projects in earth science.  Presents thirty sample science projects as well as ideas for small changes to the original experiments, thereby encouraging creativity and increased learning. c1999.


J    551.21    V222ja

VanCleave, Janice Pratt.  Janice VanCleave's volcanoes: mind-boggling experiments you can turn into science fair projects.  Why do volcanoes erupt? How do scientists predict volcanoes? Includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and many other questions plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. c1994.


YP    551.5     M696Am

Mogil, H. Michael.  The amateur meteorologist: explorations and investigations. Presents activities and projects with which the amateur meteorologist can explore the weather. [1993]


YP    581.078    B748bo

Bonnet, Robert L.  Botany: 49 science fair projects. Projects are designed for the sixth to ninth grade student. Many projects, however, can be “watered down” and used for children in lower grades. Similarly, students in higher grades can brainstorm ideas to more advanced levels. c1989.


J     592.6    B278sc

Barrow, Lloyd H.  Science fair projects investigating earthworms. Presents experiments, suitable for science fairs, that explore the structure, function, movement, preferences, and reactions of earthworms. c2000.


YP    660.607    R157bi

Rainis, Kenneth G.  Biotechnology projects for young scientists.  Gives instructions for and explains the principles behind a variety of biotechnology experiments from the simple to the more difficult. c1998.





P.R.    372.35    S341sc

Schlemmer, Phil.  Science projects.  Includes 26 student research projects that emphasize basic problem–solving skills, investigation, and the use of scientific facts. c1987.


P.R.    507.12    P464te

Perry, Phyllis Jean.  A teacher's science companion. Packed with ideas and step-by-step activities, this guide turns everyday activities such as cooking, listening to music, and being outdoors into relevant lessons in the principles of science and math.c1994.





VCR    507.8 H847

How to prepare a science fair project.  [video-recording] (25 min)+ 1 teacher's guide + 1 set of black-

line masters;  United Learning, 1998.  Describes the various portions of a science fair project and how to prepare them correctly. Includes a video quiz at the end of the program.





Ref    016.5 S416 1992-1995

Gath, Tracy. Editor. Science books & films' best books for children, 1992-1995. c1996.


Ref    016.507    B622sc    1985-1989

Bishop, Cynthia, editor.  Science fair project index: 1985-1989 for grades K-8.  Indexes science fair projects and experiments in books published from 1985 to 1989. c1992.


Ref    507.8    P638sc

Pilger, Mary Anne.  Science experiments index for young people. An index to science experiments and activities in almost 700 books, with descriptions, location codes, and cross-indexing. c1988.



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