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Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun

ISBN: 978-0-471-15979-7
256 pages
July 1997
Janice VanCleave
Where can you find Leo the lion?

How can you bring a constellation into your room?

What are the oldest stars?

How did the Milky Way Galaxy get its name?

Now you can explore the answers to these and other questions in Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid. Find the constellations Draco, Libra, Hydra, Hercules, and many more from your own backyard. Make a star disk that can track star movements. Find out what a balloon can tell us about stars. With activities like making an astronomer's flashlight and a shoebox planetarium, Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid will have you reaching for the stars.

Each of the activities begins with a statement of purpose, followed by a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy-to-understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively at home or in the classroom.

Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:
* ASTRONOMY FOR EVERY KID
* BIOLOGY FOR EVERY KID
* CHEMISTRY FOR EVERY KID
* DINOSAURS FOR EVERY KID
* EARTH SCIENCE FOR EVERY KID
* ECOLOGY FOR EVERY KID
* GEOGRAPHY FOR EVERY KID
* GEOMETRY FOR EVERY KID
* THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERY KID
* MATH FOR EVERY KID
* OCEANS FOR EVERY KID
* PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID
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Partial table of contents:

Night Lights: Examining the Lights in the Nighttime Sky.

Changing Sky: Determining Visible Constellations at Different Locations.

Around and Around: Locating Northern Circumpolar Constellations.

The Queen: Locating the Constellation Cassiopeia.

The King: Locating the Constellation Cepheus.

Sun Path: Locating the Zodiac Constellations.

The Teapot: Locating the Constellation Sagittarius.

Summertime Patterns: Locating the Summer Constellations.

The Kneeler: Locating the Constellation Hercules.

Autumn Patterns: Locating the Autumn Constellations.

The Hero: Exploring the Constellation Perseus.

Wintertime Patterns: Locating the Winter Constellations.

The Hunter: Locating the Constellation Orion.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Index.
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JANICE VANCLEAVE loves to teach kids about science. She's the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the bestselling Science for Every Kid and Spectacular Science Projects series.
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