Item description for Janice VanCleave's Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects by Janice VanCleave...
Overview Describes how to complete and present a science fair project and offers suggestions for experiments in astronomy, biology, chemistry, math, and engineering
Publishers Description Let Janice VanCleave help you create your own winning science project Where can you find lots of interesting ideas? How do you begin a project? How can you create an eye-catching display? What can you do to impress the judges? Discover the answers to these and other questions in this complete guide to winning science fair projects. Learn how to develop a topic from any idea, and find out the best ways to create, assemble, and present projects--including special tips on how to display them. Try out some of Janice VanCleave's favorite experiments on topics from astronomy and biology to chemistry, math, and engineering. As you have fun completing these experiments, you'll be learning the secrets of science fair success. Praise for Janice VanCleave's books "Stunningly clear, direct, and informative projects."--School Library Journal " They] not only teach children the basics of science, but also entertain along the way . . . great for kids."--Parentguide
Citations And Professional Reviews Janice VanCleave's Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects by Janice VanCleave has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 244
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School Library Journal - 04/01/1997 page 162
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.99" Width: 8.56" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Dec 6, 1996
Publisher John Wiley And Sons
ISBN 0471148024 ISBN13 9780471148029
Availability 0 units.
More About Janice VanCleave
Janice VanCleave is a former teacher who has written more than forty books for children. She has led Christian workshops using many of the activities in this book and is a bountiful resource for Christian educators.
Janice VanCleave has an academic affiliation as follows - Riesel Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Janice VanCleave's Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects?
good Oct 10, 2005
Is a good book if you"re looking for ideas for your science fair. The book give you a complete guide step by step and a lot of project's ideas you can choose from.
Not Scientific Jan 8, 2005
This book is fun and educational if you are interested in performing a DEMONSTRATION regarding a scientific concept. The examples have nothing to do with conducting an EXPERIMENT that one would present at a Science Fair. The "problems" listed for each example can be answered by opening an encyclopia. Generally a problem/question that begins with the word, "how" can be answered in such a way. The purpose of a science fair is to conduct ORIGINAL experiments involving an experimental group and a control group. There are other guide books on the market that take a more scientific approach and steer the student in the right direction.
Nowhere NEAR what I expected!!!!! Dec 24, 2002
I bought this book in hopes of finding a good science fair project that could "bring home the gold." But all that I found was a kids science book that showed you what happened to fruit-flies in the light and other stupid stuff like that. It was nowhere near what I expected in such a highly reffered book. If you are looking for a good science project for someone above the age of 10 I would not recomend this book!
Good Guideline's and Sparks the Imagination May 1, 2002
I first saw this book in the library and decided I needed a copy of my own. I like it. I have two children in the age range targeted by this book - aged 12 and 10 - and a younger one I will use it with in the future.
We are using it in our classic-education style homeschool, and I find it a good tool for helping my children learn how to think, research their topic and write it all down. The book does not lay out every step of preparation for the projects, as previous reviewers may have expected, rather it gives a good basic and practical overview of the scientific method, and fifty topic ideas to spark the imagination of the child. It is not geared to the highschooler - VanCleave has other books that are for that purpose. The child still has to do the work themselves in putting the project together, and to my mind that is a large part of the value of the book. My children learn far more from their own research and experimentation than they do from following steps and copying the research of others. There were ideas in this book that I would like to try!
Terrible, These are NOT the "Best" Science Fair Projects! Nov 13, 2001
I picked up this book for my son in 6th grade after reading so many glorifying reviews about Van Cleave's books and the fact that she has so many books out there. Boy were we ever disappointed! These are not "science fair projects" that a student can use for doing a science fair project in grades 5 and up, rather, they are trite projects for little grade school children or kindergarteners. How can a project that asks the question "what are the parts of a fingernail" and for materials required lists only a magnifying glass for the so-called experiment which is consists of a student holding the magnifying glass over his/her fingernail to observe, how can this possibly be a "best" science fair project? How can this be any science fair project at all? Where is the hypothesis, what is the real experiment, how could a student enter this in a science fair? Don't waste your time with this one, I returned it for a refund.