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Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

ISBN: 978-0-471-50381-1
240 pages
January 1990
Janice VanCleave
What's the effect of osmosis on a raisin?

How is water transported through plant stems?

What's the best way to grow penicillin?

How are butterflies different from moths?

Now you can discover answers to these and other fascinating questions about biologythe study of living organisms. In Biology for Every Kid, you'll learn how to talk with fireflies, watch bacteria wage war in a glass of milk, discover how to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, and find out how an apple and an onion can taste the same.

Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, 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 in the classroom or at home.
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Partial table of contents:

EXPERIMENTS FOR THE BEGINNING BIOLOGIST: THE WORLD OF PLANTS.

Spicy Escape.

Limp Spuds.

Fluffy Raisins.

Curling.

Water Flow.

Sweetened Leaves.

Freezing Tissue.

Food Producers.

What's Stomata?.

Desert Plants.

Plants Breathe.

Grow a Bean.

Which Way?.

Flower Maze.

Light Seekers.

Darkness Below.

Veggie Plant.

Cuttings.

Eyes Up.

Growing Season.

Bon Appetit.

Compass Plant.

Algae Growth.

EXPERIMENTS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: INTRODUCTORY ZOOLOGY.

Bread Mold.

Hungry Fungus.

Mini-Organisms.

Coconut Cultures.

Fuzz Balls.

Decomposers.

Fireflies.

Geometric Designs.

Cricket Thermometer.

Grasshopper.

Cold Fish.

Equal Pressure.

Heads or Tails.

Earthworm Farm.

Night Crawlers.

Blending.

Water Breath.

Ground Temperature.

Tangled.

Oily Features.

Pollution.

EXPERIMENTS THAT TEACH US ABOUT OURSELVES: THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY.

In But Not Out.

Naked Egg.

Have an Onion.

Eye Lens.

Negative Afterimage.

Color Trickery.

Pictures From Sound.

Fingerprints.

Popping Knuckles.

Lung Capacity.

How Do You Feel?.

Input-Output.

Glossary.

Index.
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JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former school science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide. She is the author of more than twenty other science books for children.
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