Janice VanCleave's Machines: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

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How is your forearm like a lever?
* What makes it easy to pull a flag up a flagpole?
* How can a windmill help to do work?
Janice VanCleave's Machines includes 20 simple and fun experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and many other questions, plus dozens of additional suggestions on how to develop your own science fair project.

Learn how an elevator works using a box, string, a paper cup, and some coins; build a bubble machine with cardboard boxes, Styrofoam, and wire; and much more. All experiments use inexpensive materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up.

Children ages 8-12

Also available in the Spectacular Science Projects Series:
* Janice VanCleave's Animals
* Janice VanCleave's Earthquakes
* Janice VanCleave's Electricity
* Janice VanCleave's Gravity
* Janice VanCleave's Magnets
* Janice VanCleave's Molecules
* Janice VanCleave's Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses
* Janice VanCleave's Volcanoes
* Janice VanCleave's Weather

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What is a first-class lever and the advantage in using one? How does a windmill work? Are human beings machines? Children will learn the answers to these questions and more by conducting safe experiments using materials found in the home. A fun-filled and educational way to explore science including ideas for further experimentation and hints on turning experiments into science fair projects. Illustrated.

About the Author:

JANICE VANCLEAVE, the author of the popular Science for Every Kid series, is a former science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide.

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