Synopses & Reviews
How can I catch a flying insect?
Play and find out! How? By choosing one of the 50 simple experiments in Janice VanCleave's Play and Find Out about Bugs. Your child will discover the answers to lots of fun questions as you team up to play together and explore the wonder of our world. Each experiment includes illustrations, a list of easy-to-find materials, and simple, step-by-step instructions.
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
About the Author
JANICE VANCLEAVE was an award-winning science teacher before deciding to devote her time to writing and to giving science workshops. She is the author of more than 40 children's science books with sales totaling more than one million copies.
Table of Contents
I.D.: I Wonder...Are All Little Crawling Critters Insects?
Trapper: I Wonder...How Can I Safely Catch an Insect?
Sweeper: I Wonder...How Can I Catch a Flying Insect?
Butterfly House: I Wonder...How Can I Keep Butterflies?
Bug House: I Wonder...How Can I Keep a Cricket?
Tunnels: I Wonder...What's Inside an Anthill?
Around and Around: I Wonder...Where Do Butterflies Come From?
Break Out: I Wonder...How Do Small Grasshoppers Grow Larger?
Creepers: I Wonder...How Many Legs Do Caterpillars Have?
Lifters: I Wonder...How Does a Bug Walk?
Sticky Feet: I Wonder...How Do Bugs Walk on the Ceiling?
Water Walkers: I Wonder...How Do Bugs Walk on Water?
Speedy: I Wonder...Is There a Dragon That Can Fly?
Flutter: I Wonder...How Do Insects Fly?
Springy: I Wonder...How Can Fleas Jump So Far?
Dancers: I Wonder...Do Bees Dance?
Flashers: I Wonder...Why Do Fireflies Light Up?
Munchers: I Wonder...Do Insects Have Teeth?
Sippers: I Wonder...How Do Butterflies Drink?
Hide-and-Seek: I Wonder...Why Are Walkingsticks Hard to Find?
Top and Bottom: I Wonder...Why Is the Top of a Butterfly's Wings a Different Color Than the Bottom?
Over the Edge: I Wonder...Are Spiders Insects?
Spiderlings: I Wonder...Where Do Spiders Come From?
Catchers: I Wonder...Why Are Spiderwebs Sticky?
Stuck: I Wonder...Why Don't Spiders Get Caught in Their Own Webs?