Why do some humans have curved thumbs while others have straight thumbs? What is DNA? What happens during cell division? Using easy-to-find materials, young scientists will explore genetics, evolution, and classification, and more—all with the help of ... show more
How is a cloud formed? What is thunder and lightning, really? Why is summer hot and winter cold? There are so many things to discover about the weather! This book will give young scientists a great start in meteorology. For students interested in compe... show more
What material best absorbs solar energy? How can wind and water be used to create energy? How does insulation affect heat flow? Explore ways to create and conserve energy with author Robert Gardner. Use easy-to-find materials and the scientific method ... show more
Sometimes criminals use forgeries in their crimes. Learn how to spot a fake, and hone your science skills using the scientific method. Many experiments include ideas you can use for your science fair, and each chapter ends with a crime for you to solve!
This book describes how it’s possible to hear and feel sound, how sound travels and moves, as well as dimensions of space. It discusses making sounds and noises, waves, properties of sound and sound effects. It also includes sounds of music.
How does our world work? Our actions can impact the environment in ways we may not have considered. Author Robert Gardner's informative text is paired with hands-on science projects using the scientific method that show readers how their actions effect... show more
Need a hand with your science experiments? HUMAN BODY EXPERIMENTS USING FINGERPRINTS, HAIR, MUSCLES, AND MORE, by award-winning author Robert Gardner, is here to help. Experiment with reflexes, vision, and fingerprints abound. This book is sure to help... show more
Can you build a bird feeder that keeps squirrels out? Where do earthworms like to live? Does color affect human emotions? Learn the answers to these questions and more with the fun experiments in this book. Young scientists will observe and explore beh... show more
What does physics have to do with your favorite sport? Use baseball, basketball, football, and other sports to learn about the science behind sports–the Magnus effect, topspin and backspin, center of gravity, and more! Many of these high-interest sport... show more
Think you have what it takes to be a forensic scientist? Use your sleuthing skills and the scientific method to do fun science projects about fingerprints, lip prints, footprints, and more. Many experiments include ideas you can use for your science fa... show more
How can you tell if a moving object is accelerating? Why are pulleys used to lift objects? Can you observe weightlessness in everyday situations? Using easy-to-find materials and the scientific method, you can learn the answers to these questions and m... show more
Do the properties of metal change when heated? Why do some objects float in water while others sink? Can you measure the density of a gas? Using easy-to-find materials and the scientific method, you can learn the answers to these questions and more. If... show more
Down to the wire? Have you waited until the last minute to start your science project? Don’t worry, award-winning author Robert Gardner has you covered! Each experiment in this book follows the scientific method, and can be completed in an hour or less... show more
No energy to spare? This title in the LAST-MINUTE SCIENCE PROJECTS series is here to help. Discover how cool temperatures help to keep a taiga wet, and the relationship between a taiga animal’s wide feet and pressure. Each experiment follows the scient... show more