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Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year

ISBN: 978-0-471-33096-7
128 pages
August 2000
Janice VanCleave
Over Two Million Janice VanCleave Books Sold!
Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year
Dozens of Seasonal Projects
Loads of Fun Facts

Why do leaves change colors? How do polar bears avoid slipping on the ice? How are snowflakes made? Why do your toes and fingertips wrinkle if you spend lots of time swimming? How do flies taste their food with their feet? Figure out the answers to these and many other scientific mysteries with this awesome assortment of experiments, projects, and facts for every season of the year. With an amazing experiment for each week, Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year introduces you to dozens of wondrous topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Discover why leaves turn colors and fall off trees in autumn, why September is a good time to look for monarch butterflies, how salt melts ice, what pinecones can tell you about the weather, and much, much more. As with all of Janice VanCleave's books, each activity is fun and includes simple step-by-step instructions, as well as clear explanations of the concepts you're seeing in action. Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year promises hours and hours of fascinating, hands-on, safe, low-cost science fun-at home or in the classroom.
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AUTUMN.

Falling Leaves.

Changing Colors.

Butterfly Migration.

Johnny Appleseed.

Columbus Day.

Plant Weather Predictors.

Big Pumpkin.

Saving Time.

Cleaning Up.

Night Vision.

Static Charge.

Native Popcorn.

Animal Weather Predictors.

WINTER.

Melting Ice.

Winter Stars.

Winter Solstice.

Bear's Paws.

Cool Sunglasses.

Sweet Crystals.

Snowflakes.

Snow Motion.

Moon Rings.

Heartbeat.

Fat Facts.

Penguin Undercoat.

Turtle Warm-ups.

SPRING.

Wind Catchers.

Netted.

Clover Leaves.

Spring Equinox.

Spring Rains.

The Big Dipper.

Earth Day.

Conserving Paper.

Hummers.

Early Risers.

Dinnertime.

Water Walkers.

Frog Bite.

SUMMER.

Color Changers.

Critters' Ears.

Summer Smells.

Star Locator.

Sun Protector.

Puffy Raisins.

Up and Out.

Dog Days.

Keep Cool.

Wrinkled Skin.

Singing Lessons.

Cool Clothes.

Sweaty Cans.

Glossary.

Index.
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JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former award-winning science teacher who now spends her time writing and giving science workshops. She is the author of over forty books with sales totaling over two million copies.
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