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Weird Science


Weird Science

40 Strange-Acting, Bizarre-Looking, and Barely Believable Activities for Kids
1. Aufl.

von: Jim Wiese, Ed Shems

10,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 03.05.2004
ISBN/EAN: 9780471650522
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 128

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Discover the weird science behind the ickiest, wackiest, most unusual things ever to exist! Would you like to make your own slime, discover how lava lamps work, or learn how materials decompose? Have you ever heard about ball lightning or the Aurora Borealis on the news and wondered what the reporter was talking about? Are you looking for great ideas for your next science fair project? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Weird Science is for you! From banana slugs and dry ice to optical illusions and time travel, you'll investigate some of the most bizarre scientific oddities on Earth. Dozens of fun-packed activities help you see for yourself how quicksand really works, why our feet sometimes get smelly, how worm holes and black holes are formed, why insects can walk on water, and much more. You'll even see how you can turn these amazing activities into science projects! Each experiment is safe and easy to do, and all you need is everyday stuff from around the house. So get ready to take a strange, creepy, and sometimes even gross journey through Weird Science!
Acknowledgments v Introduction 1 How to Use This Book 1 Being a Good Scientist 1 Increasing Your Understanding 2 Using This Book to Do a Science Fair Project 2 A Word of Warning 3 1 Weird Substances: Slip, Ooze, and Creep 5 Project 1: Slime 6 Project 2: Quicksand 8 Project 3: Curved Water 10 Project 4: Dry Ice 12 Project 5: Slime Molds 14 Project 6: Moving “Lava” 17 2 Weird Plants: Way to Grow 21 Project 1: The Eyes Have It 22 Project 2: Insect Eaters 24 Project 3: Spore Losers 27 Project 4: “Corpse Flower” 29 Project 5: Epiphytes and Stranglers 32 Project 6: Cacti 34 3 Weird Animals: No Pets Allowed 37 Project 1: Electric Eel 38 Project 2: Mudskippers 40 Project 3: Weird Ants 42 Project 4: Banana Slug 44 Project 5: Dung Beetles 46 Project 6: Naked Mole Rats 49 Project 7: Gone Batty 51 4 Weird Microbes: The Good, the Bad, the Smelly 55 Project 1: Smelly Feet 56 Project 2: Early Risers 58 Project 3: Galdieria Sulphuraria 60 5 Weird Weather: Ball Lightning, Rogue Waves, and Twisting Tornadoes 65 Project 1: The Perfect Storm 66 Project 2: Ball Lightning 69 Project 3: Extreme Winds 72 Project 4: Tornadoes 74 6 Weird Earth: Geysers, Caves, and Other Strange Formations 77 Project 1: Geysers 78 Project 2: Weird Caves 80 Project 3: Weird Rocks 82 7 Weird Sights: Mirages, Northern Lights, and Illusions 85 Project 1: Mirages 86 Project 2: Aurora Borealis 88 Project 3: Optical Illusions 89 8 Weird Sounds: High and Low 93 Project 1: Doggy Do 94 Project 2: Aeolian Sounds 97 Project 3: Playing Glasses 99 Project 4: Things That Go Bump in the Night 100 Project 5: Listen to Yourself 102 9 Weird Physics: Fact or Fiction? 105 Project 1: Relativity and Time Travel 106 Project 2: Worm Holes and Black Holes 109 Project 3: Antimatter 112 Glossary 115 Index 119
JIM WIESE is a science teacher and an educational coordinator for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of many popular kids' science activity books, including Ancient Science, Roller Coaster Science, Rocket Science, Detective Science, Cosmic Science, and Sports Science, all from Wiley.
Discover the weird science behind the ickiest, wackiest, most unusual things ever to exist! Would you like to make your own slime, discover how lava lamps work, or learn how materials decompose? Have you ever heard about ball lightning or the Aurora Borealis on the news and wondered what the reporter was talking about? Are you looking for great ideas for your next science fair project? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Weird Science is for you! From banana slugs and dry ice to optical illusions and time travel, you'll investigate some of the most bizarre scientific oddities on Earth. Dozens of fun-packed activities help you see for yourself how quicksand really works, why our feet sometimes get smelly, how worm holes and black holes are formed, why insects can walk on water, and much more. You'll even see how you can turn these amazing activities into science projects! Each experiment is safe and easy to do, and all you need is everyday stuff from around the house. So get ready to take a strange, creepy, and sometimes even gross journey through Weird Science!

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