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

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

Janice VanCleave

ISBN: 978-0-471-12453-5 March 1996 256 Pages

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Why is the ocean salty?

How do whales stay warm?

What causes tides to rise and fall?

How do oil spills affect ocean animals?

Now you can discover the answers to these and many otherfascinating questions about the ocean--the earth's last frontier.Janice VanCleave's Oceans for Every Kid makes learning about theocean and its inhabitants an intriguing adventure. Use a bottle,pennies, a straw, and clay to demonstrate how submarines rise. Makeyour own wave holder with index cards and a plastic folder. Throughthese and other activities you'll find out how fish move up anddown in water, how pollutants move into the ocean, how to navigatewithout a compass, how to map the surface of the ocean floor, andmuch more.

Each of the activities begins with a statement of purpose followedby a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expectedresults, and an easy- to-understand explanation. Every activity hasbeen pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively athome or in the classroom.

Also available in the 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
* PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID
Partial table of contents:

Drifters: The Distribution of Land and Water around theEarth.

A Closer Look: The Techniques and Technology of Modern OceanStudies.

Way Down: Determining the Depth of the Ocean Floor.

Up and Down: Learning about Water Waves.

Bulge: Learning about Tides.

Squeezed: Factors that Cause Water Pressure.

Salty: Why the Ocean Is Salty.

Changeable: How the Oceans Affect the Earth's Weather.

Layered: Types of Ocean Life and Their Environment.

Movers: Learning How Marine Life Moves.

Ocean Giants: Learning about Whales.

Glossary.

More Books about Oceanography.

Index.