ERIC Number: ED398070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Silly Science: Strange and Startling Projects To Amaze Your Family and Friends.
Levine, Shar; Johnstone, Leslie
This book is a collection of 28 experiments that are not meant to have any practical purpose. Each experiment, however, illustrates a scientific principle and enables students to discover how scientific facts and theories apply to seemingly useless experiments. Each experiment includes a list of materials, a series of steps, an explanation of the scientific principle demonstrated, and a section that offers additional scientific facts and information on each topic. Experiments include: Hockey Night in Canada; Gulliver's Eggs; Slam-Dancing Spaghetti; Pumping Aluminum; Make it Snappy; Rope Roundup; Iron-Poor Foods; Genie in a Bottle; Spongesaurus; Balloons at the Beach; Where's the Beef; Titanic; Less Filling; Glub; Sand Puzzle; Cave-In; A-Maze-Ing Potato; Buttered Up; Electric Pencil; Shake a Leg; Static Fireflies; The Crying Game; A Delicate Balance; Fast Money; Foiled Again; A Very Dry Cell; Smoke Gets in Your Ivy; and Coffee to Go. (JRH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts
John Wiley and Sons, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158-0012.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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