Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
EXPERIMENTS FOR THE BEGINNING BIOLOGIST: THE WORLD OF PLANTS.
Grow a Bean.
EXPERIMENTS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: INTRODUCTORY ZOOLOGY.
Heads or Tails.
EXPERIMENTS THAT TEACH US ABOUT OURSELVES: THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY.
In But Not Out.
Have an Onion.
Pictures From Sound.
How Do You Feel?.