If you break out in a cold sweat at the very thought of having to plan and carry
out a science project, relax. This book will show you how to turn the task into "as
much fun as a day at the beach." You'll find out how to ask good science questions
and shape them into a project that will give you interesting answers--as well as
a good grade! You'll also discover how rewarding it can be to create an original
science project, instead of repeating an experiment you’ve taken from a book. Here
is detailed advice on picking your topic, designing your experiment, improving your
project as you go, and communicating your results. If you think you don’t like science,
you'll change your mind in a hurry as you turn the pages of this book.
FOR MOMS AND DADS . . .
"A Parent’s Stress-Free Guide to Last-Minute
"But it’s due by Friday!"
Investigating the effect of that familiar phrase on a parent's mood and blood pressure
might make a good science project, but you probably know the results. With CliffNotes
Parent's Crash Course: Elementary School Science Fair Projects, you can turn science-project
panic into constructive time with your child. When the project is due, this book
comes to the rescue!
Choose from ideas and directions for 60 different projects in 12 categories: physical
changes; heat; electricity; microscopic life; chemistry; light; magnets; plants;
forces and motion; sound; soil, rocks, and minerals; and behavior.
Each project idea includes the discussion/investigation question, a list of supplies,
step-by-step instructions, tips and tricks, and more.
Each project features three variations: Go Easy (a simpler version for younger kids);
Go (a complete project); and Go Far (a more in-depth or advanced examination of the
Projects range from How much fat is in potato chips? and How reliable are eyewitness
reports? to Does the sun's angle affect the output of a solar cell? and Will a ball
bounce higher if dropped from a greater height? There's a project to interest any
budding young scientist--and his or her parents!
Additional information helps kids create displays, present their results, and more.
CliffNotes Parent’s Crash Course: Elementary School Science Fair Projects