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Locate children's books with science activity or science fair project themes or subject matter available in the Owens and Horace Mann Libraries using these directions:

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  • Click in the entry box and type:
    • Science -- Exhibitions -- Juvenile literature
    • Physics-juvenile literature
    • Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Science projects -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Science -- Exhibitions -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Scientific recreations -- Juvenile literature
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  • You will retrieve a list of books that contain science activity or science project ideas for children

Below is an annotated list of selected science activity books available in the Owens and Horace Mann Libraries:

General

Use these sources to compendiums of science fair project ideas.

Apples, Bubbles, and Crystals: Your Science ABCs
This book is a learning guide for young children seeking answers to their 'who', 'why', 'what', and 'where' questions. The book gives parents an opportunity to do experiments, read poems and supervise their children via the knowledge disseminated. "This is what science is about - looking at the world with the eyes of a child, making sense of the mystery, and looking around again with deeper wonder." The book also contains a poem and a supporting science activity for every letter of the alphabet.

Ben Franklin Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments
This book is a good insight into the world of science and how Ben Franklin believed in learning by doing. The book has several interesting topics related to science and hands-on experiments, but there are six main topics that this book is organized around that especially interested Ben: "observation and experimentation, meteorology, electricity, sound and music, paper and printing, and lenses and vision." At the end of every chapter, the book also entails a list of resources and ideas to help readers use their own creativity and imagination in discovering new things.

Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects
This book is a reference on how to do a science fair project. It features step-by-step instructions describing 50 projects from actual science fairs, and includes several helpful illustrations.

Crazy Cantilever and Other Science Experiments
'This book contains forty science experiments and demonstrations that the reader can perform at home. The book helps the user conduct experiments by the use of several inexpensive and easy-to-get materials that provide practice in careful observation, sound experimentation, and clear thinking.' Some of the experiments covered in this book are Pendulum patterns, Tornado in a Smoke Ring, Centrifugal Force, Pinhole Camera, Electricity and Magnets on the Move, Dominoes and Atomic and Fission, etc.

Creative, Hands-on Science Experiences Using Free and Inexpensive Materials
This book is an informative guide that focuses on the use of day-to-day materials, some of which or free or rather inexpensive. It places due importance on 'starter' activities, which are designed to prompt children to ask 'why' or 'what' questions. This facilitates explorations and cross referencing for further information on the part of the child rather than memorizing facts. The author also emphasizes using English measurements and focusing an 'interdisciplinary activities via webbing.' The topics covered include teaching, planning and implementation themes for an elementary K-6 program in the first half of the book and by the latter half explanations of 100 hands-on activities.

Everyday Science Sourcebook: Ideas for Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School
This book is a detailed and wide resource bed for every educator to follow as it is a 'store house of science activities suitable for the elementary and intermediate grades. It is organized and designed to provide access to appropriate alternatives for supplementary instruction.' This system is a useful and flexible guide that is adaptable to different user needs. The book is formatted and divided into three parts and four very broad and generally standard content categories namely: Inorganic matter, Organic Matter, Energy, and Instructional Apparatus.

Experiments in Science
"It presents directions for 45 different science experiments that could be performed by children at home." (summary from antiqnet.com)

Explorations in Science: A Book of Basic Experiments
This book helps young readers exercise their reasoning and discovering skills by encouraging them to be curious and explore things around them. The book has an easy description of experiments that facilitate thinking and newer ideas that will help young readers understand science and make mature scientific decisions as good citizens in the future.

Great Science Fair Projects
"Suggestions for science fair projects, with information on collecting data and displaying the final result" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

How Does It Work?
"A collection of simple experiments that answer such questions as 'How do switches make carnivals fun?', 'What makes a kite fly?', 'Can sunlight bounce?', and 'How are echoes made?'" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

How to Do a Science Fair Project
This book educates the user by explaining that the best to way to learn and improve in science is to conduct science fair projects. These projects help the user to learn about the working of science over and above the factual information contained in books and libraries. The author also explains how scientists approach their discoveries and answers through similar methods.

How To Do a Science Project and Report
"Discusses performing scientific research following the eight steps of the scientific method and writing a formal report of the results following a special format" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Idea Bank Collation: A Handbook for Science Teachers
This book is a collation of ideas that are significant to users and teachers at all levels of education. The book has a particular set of coding schemes for suggested grade and school levels. The author of the book has coded each idea into five major subject disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, and Physics. These major subjects are further subdivided in to 44 subject areas listed in the book. 'The collation consists of a total of 617 ideas which have been contributed by a total of 341 authors.'

Ideas for Science Projects
This book is a good and easy source of information for young readers that would like to tap into their quest of learning science via experiments and projects. The book encourages readers to do science projects, under careful supervision from an adult, to help understand how a scientist works and draws conclusions about experiments. The author states that the purpose of the book is provide some ideas to work on and stimulate inquiry for simple questions. Some of the topics covered here are physics, chemistry, heat, electricity, plant, and animal science.

Investigating Science With Coins
"Simple experiments easily performed with a few coins demonstrate basic scientific laws and phenomena" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Janice VanCleave's Guide to More of the Best Science Fair Projects
This book is the perfect guide to winning science fair projects because it contains important tips and hints that aid the user in creating special and award-winning science projects. 'The book also helps the readers understand how a clear and easy to follow display is organized, the do's and don'ts of science projects, and where to find the best collection of science fair ideas.' The topics for interesting experiments range astronomy, biology, and engineering to botany, geology, and oceanography.

Janice VanCleave's Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects
This book is the perfect guide to winning science fair projects because it contains important tips and hints that aids the user in creating special and award-winning science projects. 'The book also helps the readers understand how a clear and easy to follow display is organized, the do's and don'ts of science projects, and where to find the best collection of science fair ideas.' The topics for interesting experiments range from astronomy and biology to chemistry, math, and engineering.

Janice VanCleave's 201 Awesome, Magical, Bizarre & Incredible Experiments
This book lists the steps to completing a science experiment and provides 201 short experiments within the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Sample experiments include how to measure wind speed, how a magnifying lens works, how honeybees find their way home, and much more!

Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool & Wild Experiments
'This book is a collection of science experiments designed to show you that science is more than a list of facts - science is fun!' It contains 203 experiments that cover five different fields of science

Janice VanCleave's 202 Oozing, Bubbling, Dripping & Bouncing Experiments
'This book is a collection of science experiments designed to show you that science is more than a list of facts - science is fun!' It contains 202 experiments that cover five different fields of science namely Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. The book is a useful guide that helps the user understand the basic steps necessary to complete a science experiment by stating the purpose, materials required, procedure, results, and reasons for those results. A general set of instructions and measurement sets are also included in the book.

Mr. Wizard's Experiments for Young Scientists
This book is a good collection of experiments that introduce the readers to various experiments and different techniques used by different scientists. The book also talks about the different sub-sections that science is divided into such as physics, chemistry and biology and how each of them are interrelated with each other. Some of the chapters are based on topics that include astronomy, zoology, biochemistry etc.

More Experiments in Science
The author of the book emphasizes that this book is more of a doing book than a reading book as it has several interesting and prior tested experiments for the users to learn from. The readers can better enjoy the book by performing the experiments that include simple, easy-to-use equipment and concise step-by-step directions. Some of the topics housed by the book are the stethoscope, magnets and compasses, Osmosis, etc.

Nuts & Bolts: a Matter of Fact Guide to Science Fair Projects
This book teaches young readers how to make better projects that are more scientific, more creative, and more presentable. 'It also describes that a creative project is innovative, useful and understandable for a new idea or approach to solve a problem.' The book helps the readers by stating that a science project requires several steps like choosing a topic, doing extensive library research, taking notes, gathering materials, etc.

101 Science Experiments
This book has one hundred and one questions which readers are almost sure to ask themselves while experimenting in different fields. 'For each question there is a suggestion for a way to find an answer to it.' The book helps the readers by stating that a science experiment requires several steps like choosing a topic, doing extensive library research, taking notes, gathering materials, etc. The contents of the book describe experiments with air, magnets, electricity, water, heat, sound, light, etc.

Research Ideas for Young Scientists
'This book is a different kind of book, to start young scientists researching on the exciting road of new experiments.' Questions that are asked in everyday life can be answered by using a truly scientific approach as explained in this book. It also provides many ideas for presentations in science fairs, science clubs, and other science projects. Some of the more important topics mentioned in the book are the human body, weather, distance, time, etc.

Science Activities for Children
'This book is a good insight into how the science activities explained within aren't just for teachers, but also for anyone who works and plays with children - parents, grandparents etc.' The book gives children a chance to play around and handle plants, magnets, wire, mirrors and several other materials to help enhance their curiosity and learning. All the activities in the book have a title and an investigation attached to them, which help to recognize the levels of these activities.

Science Experiences: Elementary School
This book contains a variety of experiments on the subjects of gravity, inertia, air, water, weather, physical changes, magnets, electricity, sound, heat, light, fire, chemistry, astronomy, machines, and living things. Each experiment includes an explanation of what will happen and why.

Science Experiments on File: Experiments, Demonstrations, and Projects for School and Home
"For grades 6-12, a very useful looseleaf compilation of science experiments, arranged by broad subject (Earth Science, Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry & Physics) with a brief keyword index." (Summary from the Elmhearst public Library.)

Science Fair Projects for Elementary Schools: Step By Step
"Offers step-by-step instructions for a hands-on learning experience for children in grades 2-5 who are doing science fair projects." (Summary from Powell's Books.)

Science Fair Projects: Helping Your Child Create a Super Science Fair Project
This book "is divided into major sections: the basics of the experimental method, ideas for specific projects, planning and implementing a project, and sample projects that provide useful models for how to proceed. There are also good discussions of techniques for systematically collecting, recording, and displaying data, along with practice sections for data analysis, including use of ratios and percentages and drawing various types of graphs and charts." (summary from SB&F Online)

Science Fair Success
"A guide for choosing, designing, and completing an investigative science fair project, with an appendix listing prize winning projects by students" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Games
This book contains several games that can be played in the classroom that illustrate a variety of science objectives.

Science is--
This is a source book of facts, projects, and activities covering the subjects of matter & energy, humans, the environment, rocks, plants, living creatures, weather, and the heavens.

Shazam!: Simple Science Magic
"A collection of magic tricks exploring fundamental science principles" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

666 Science Tricks & Experiments
"Instructions for performing experiments using readily available materials that demonstrate various scientific principles" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

So You Want to Do a Science Project!
"A guide to selecting, researching, and doing science projects--some not too difficult, others more sophisticated--with lists of projects in various scientific areas" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Square Wheels: And Other Easy-to-build, Hands-on Science Activities
"Teachers' tips on using snacks -- 3-D shadows -- Bits and bytes -- Circuit workbench -- Diamagnetic repulsion -- Film can racer -- Fractal patterns -- Hoop nightmares -- Hydraulic arm -- Hyperbolic slot -- Light conversation -- Membrane aerophone -- Modulated coil -- Modulated LED -- Oil-spot photometer -- Palm pipes -- Periscope with a twist -- Personal pinhole theater -- Perspective window -- Pinhole mirror -- Reverse masks -- Saltwater pentacell -- Sensitive filament -- Shadow panel -- Snip and snap -- Soap film in a can -- Sound bite -- Sprotating cylinder -- Square wheels -- String machine -- Stripped-down generator -- Your father's nose" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Super Science Fair Sourcebook
This book provides dozens of projects, with prize-winning tips from concept to presentation.

Teacher's Science Companion
Chapters in this book include exploring: chemistry in the kitchen, physics, science in the backyard, botany, ethnology, geology & paleontology, astronomy, geography & cartography, watery world, ocean, science through your senses, science through writing, science through art, science in the library.

365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials
"Presents a variety of activities, projects, and experiments that help to illustrate and explain all sorts of scientific principles" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

333 More Science Tricks & Experiments
"333 More Science Tricks & Experiments is a unique collection of experiments, illusions, and demonstrations that provide entertaining and educational insights into the fascinating world of science" (summary from Alibris.com).

Wanna Bet?: Science Challenges to Fool You
"Provides instructions for a variety of scientific tricks or challenges, such as slicing an apple in midair with a hammer or tying a knot in a chicken bone" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

When?: Experiments for the Young Scientist
This book contains over 30 projects from the fields of engineering, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, biology, and physics, all of which address questions relating to a time sequence or event. It also includes a list of materials, procedures, results, and suggestions for further study.

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Astronomy

Robert Gardner's Favorite Science Experiments
"Science experiments, mostly using materials found in the home, demonstrating principles of chemistry, mechanics, biology, light, astronomy, heat, and electricity" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Puzzles
"Different types of puzzles test one's elementary knowledge of biology, climatology, physics, chemistry, geology, and space sciences" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

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Biology

474 Science Activities
Science activities for young children. Units include: sound makers and conductors, hot/warm/cold, five senses, magnificent magnifiers, air/wind, gravity, seed-sational, outer space, motion, and fungi.

How do Things Grow?
Contents include living and growing, your body, plants, and exploring nature.

Janice VanCleave's Plants: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects
"Presents facts about plants and includes experiments, projects, and activities related to each topic" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Robert Gardner's Favorite Science Experiments
"Science experiments, mostly using materials found in the home, demonstrating principles of chemistry, mechanics, biology, light, astronomy, heat, and electricity" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Fair Spelled W-I-N: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Students
"Discussions and guidelines about biology and biotechnical projects that use new technology. Also includes tips on display, reports and scoring" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Puzzles
"Different types of puzzles test one's elementary knowledge of biology, climatology, physics, chemistry, geology, and space sciences." (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Wizardry for Kids
"Includes over two hundred projects that enable young scientists to make secret formulas, blow bubbles of all sizes and colors, smart plants, make predictions, and more" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

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Chemistry

Kingfisher Young Discoverers Encyclopedia of Facts and Experiments
"Describes experiments to examine the world of science in everyday life including: energy/power, batteries/bulbs, sound/light, solids/liquids, weather/climate, rivers/oceans, animals, maps, insects, nature in danger, and the human body" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Magic Tricks, Science Facts
"Presents several magic tricks based on principles of physics, math, chemistry, and physiology" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Robert Gardner's Favorite Science Experiments
"Science experiments, mostly using materials found in the home, demonstrating principles of chemistry, mechanics, biology, light, astronomy, heat, and electricity" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Puzzles
"Different types of puzzles test one's elementary knowledge of biology, climatology, physics, chemistry, geology, and space sciences" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Super Science Concoctions: 50 Mysterious Mixtures for Fabulous Fun
"Over 75 safe, inexpensive science experiments with mixtures that illustrate changes in form and chemical composition" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Thomas Edison Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments
"A collection of science and engineering projects and experiments covering such areas as magnetism, electricity, electrochemistry, chemistry, physics, energy and radioactivity" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

You Gotta Try This!: Absolutely Irresistible Science
"A collection of science experiments and activities, arranged in such categories as "Physical Attractions," "Curious Chemistry," and "Freaky Fluids" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

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Dinosaurs

Janice VanCleave's Dinosaurs for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun
In this book, Janice VanCleave provides twenty experiments that explain how paleontologists develop hypotheses about dinosaurs using fossil clues and the meanings behind dinosaur names.

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Earth Science and Ecology

Earthquakes
"A friendly crow gives readers a bird's-eye view of earthquakes in action and introduces the basics of plate tectonics. The clear, concise text is full of fun facts and the dynamic illustrations convey a sense of motion. An experiment is also included that shows readers how to make their own earthquake" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Experimental Earth Sciences
This book includes sixty experiments to illustrate basic principles of meteorology, oceanography, geology, and the astronomical aspects of the earth.

474 Science Activities
Science activities for young children. Units include: sound makers and conductors, hot/warm/cold, five senses, magnificent magnifiers, air/wind, gravity, seed-sational, outer space, motion, and fungi.

Introduction to Experimental Ecology
This book addresses the principles of ecology, demonstrating the dependence of living animals on their environment.

Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Earth Science: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit
"Presents thirty sample science projects as well as ideas for small changes to the original experiments thereby encouraging creativity and increased learning" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Janice VanCleave's Ecology for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun
"A user-friendly approach to ecology activities, exceptionally well organized. Readers are guided through a logical learning progression with each of 25 topics, ranging from plant and animal food chains to the effect of plastics on the environment." (summary from School Library Journal)

Kingfisher Young Discoverers Encyclopedia of Facts and Experiments
"Describes experiments to examine the world of science in everyday life including: energy/power, batteries/bulbs, sound/light, solids/liquids, weather/climate, rivers/oceans, animals, maps, insects, nature in danger, and the human body" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Night Book: Exploring Nature After Dark with Activities, Experiments, and Information
"Hickman unveils the secrets of the night (like why fireflies flash their lights) and provides day and nighttime activities your kids can do to investigate the mysteries of the nocturnal world for themselves. Ages 7-11." (summary from Scientific American Explorations)

Paper Clip Science: Simple & Fun Experiments
"Describes sixty-five experiments using paper clips and other inexpensive supplies, demonstrating such basic physics and chemistry phenomena as weight, balance, flight, and surface tension." (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Fair Projects: The Environment
"Readers investigate the scientific principles happening all around them. These 50 fun and award-winning projects include experiments in biology, weather, physics, botany, chemistry, behavior, and even consumerism." (summary from Amazon.com)

Science Puzzles
"Different types of puzzles test one's elementary knowledge of biology, climatology, physics, chemistry, geology, and space sciences" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Six-minute Nature Experiments
"Provides instructions for simple science experiments, using everyday materials to explore weight, water, heat and chemistry, motion, botany, and the sun" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Weather and Climate
"Weather and Climate is a clear and comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the world's weather and climates " (summary from Alibris.com).

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Physics

Awesome Experiments in Force & Motion
"Provides more than fifty experiments illustrating the properties of force and motion including gravity, inertia, and density" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Bathtub Science
"Shows how to turn your bathtub into a laboratory and perform all sorts of experiments with water, such as showing how a submarine works, finding out when water moves upward by itself, and learning how to time your bath without a watch" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Cool Hot Rod and Other Electrifying Experiments on Energy and Matter
"Presents over twenty experiments exploring energy transformations and how they affect the everyday world. The experiments are miniature versions of some the exhibits at the Exploratorium, San Francisco's famed museum of science, art, and human perception" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Energy by John Woodruff
"Explains the concept of energy through experiments which can be performed at home" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Exploratorium Science Snackbook
This is a collection of several projects that can be done to demonstrate a variety of principles from afterimage to vortex.

Exploring Uses of Energy
"Explores the many aspects of energy, including how it is used, stored, transferred, and conserved. Includes simple projects and experiments" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Fish Tank Physics Projects
This book contains a collection of projects that can be done in fish tanks to demonstrate physics principles such as refraction and reflection, surface tension, cohesion, capillary action, pressure, floating, and sinking.

Forces and Motion
"Explains the concepts of force and motion through experiments which can be performed at home" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Kingfisher Young Discoverers Encyclopedia of Facts and Experiments
"Describes experiments to examine the world of science in everyday life including: energy/power, batteries/bulbs, sound/light, solids/liquids, weather/climate, rivers/oceans, animals, maps, insects, nature in danger, and the human body" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Learning About the Way Things Move
Dr. Heidi and Olivia explore the forces that make things go fast, slow down, or go up through experiments that use things like macaroni go-carts, balloon-powered rockets, and wax-paper skis. "The Little Scientists Hands-On Activities series of books is an outgrowth of the nationally acclaimed Little Scientists educational program. Like the popular scientific enrichment classes for which they are named, these books are designed to expose kids, ages 5 to 8, to the thrill of scientific discovery, while helping them to develop core scientific skills of deserving, critical thinking, communication, classifying, comparing, applying and generalizing, measuring, predicting, hypothesizing, and problem solving."--BOOK JACKET.

Magic Tricks, Science Facts
"Presents several magic tricks based on principles of physics, math, chemistry, and physiology" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Making Shapes
"Includes instructions for and explanations of experiments that introduce such topics as elasticity, tessellation, fibers, and bridges" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

McGraw-Hill Big Book of Science Activities
"More than 250 kid-tested experiments from 'Science Kids' that are ideal for kids 8-12" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

101 Physics Tricks: Fun Experiments with Everyday Materials
"Provides information on such topics as gravity, friction, sound, magnetism, light, heat, and energy and includes activities and experiments illustrating various principles" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Paper Clip Science: Simple & Fun Experiments
"Describes sixty-five experiments using paper clips and other inexpensive supplies, demonstrating such basic physics and chemistry phenomena as weight, balance, flight, and surface tension." (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Pushing and Pulling
Step-by-step experiments introduce weight, gravity, friction, fluid drag, hydraulic forces, and pulleys.

Science Experiments with Forces
"Explores properties of forces such as friction and gravity, through experiments using equipment that is readily available both in homes and schools" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Fair Success Using Newton's Laws of Motion
"Explains concepts such as acceleration, force, friction, and gravity by using them in simple experiments, in such real-life settings as the bowling alley and supermarket" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Project Ideas in the House
This book features a variety of project that answer questions such as: How can you capture a rainbow? What keeps an airplane up? How much does air weigh?

Science Projects About the Physics of Sports
"Presents science projects and experiments related to sports, covering such topics as speed, Newton's Laws, force and motion, gravity, friction, and collisions" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Puzzles
"Different types of puzzles test one's elementary knowledge of biology, climatology, physics, chemistry, geology, and space sciences." (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Spinning Blackboard and Other Dynamic Experiments on Force and Motion
"Presents over twenty experiments exploring the principles of mechanics. The experiments are miniature versions of some the exhibits at the Exploratorium, San Francisco's famed museum of science, art, and human perception" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Sports Science Projects: the Physics of Balls in Motion
"Presents experiments and science fair projects that demonstrate the differences between kinds of sports balls and the relationship between their design and performance" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Thomas Edison Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments
"A collection of science and engineering projects and experiments covering such areas as magnetism, electricity, electrochemistry, chemistry, physics, energy and radioactivity" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

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Sound

474 Science Activities
Science activities for young children. Units include: sound makers and conductors, hot/warm/cold, five senses, magnificent magnifiers, air/wind, gravity, seed-sational, outer space, motion, and fungi.

Kingfisher Young Discoverers Encyclopedia of Facts and Experiments
"Describes experiments to examine the world of science in everyday life including: energy/power, batteries/bulbs, sound/light, solids/liquids, weather/climate, rivers/oceans, animals, maps, insects, nature in danger, and the human body" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Science Magic With Sound
This book uses magic tricks to examine the properties of sound and how it travels. Preparation materials, instructions, and a scientific explanation about each of the 10 tricks is included.

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Zoology and Oceanography

Bill Nye the Science Guy's: Big Blue Ocean
"Describes the ocean and its life forms and suggests related activities to help understand marine biology" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Janice VanCleave's Oceans for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun
"Includes information on techniques and technologies of oceanography, the topology of the ocean floor, movement of the sea, properties of sea water, and life in the sea" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

Kingfisher Young Discoverers Encyclopedia of Facts and Experiment
"Describes experiments to examine the world of science in everyday life including: energy/power, batteries/bulbs, sound/light, solids/liquids, weather/climate, rivers/oceans, animals, maps, insects, nature in danger, and the human body" (summary from the MOBIUS catalog).

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