Experiments to Do on Your Family: 20 Projects and Experiments About Sisters, Brothers, Parents, Pets, An
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Annotation: Presents twenty science experiments involving families, including determining whether birth order is linked to height, studying family favoritism, and training siblings to resolve conflicts.
Catalog Number: #46116
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Illustrator: Goldin, David,
Pages: 80 pages
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ISBN: Publisher: 1-426-30691-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-47495-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-426-30691-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-47495-6
Dewey: 306.85078
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Each book in the Science Fair Winners series sketches out 20 science projects related to a theme. Within the theme, the topics vary but generally deal with interesting issues that are relevant to both contemporary scientific research and everyday life. The projects in Experiments to Do on Your Family tend to focus on genetics and psychology. The useful introductory section of each book lays out the goal of preparing a science-fair project, the methodology for carrying out such a project, and the sciences and social sciences to which the projects relate. Individual activities are broken down into steps, including instructions for carrying out the project, relevant vocabulary, time needed, and recent research findings. Each project is presented simply in three to four pages, but many of them are quite sophisticated and might be difficult for middle-schoolers to carry out without some adult help. Still, the casual writing style and Goldin's playful illustrations make the books and the projects approachable, and the pull quotes from scientists are engaging. A concluding section discusses preparing the project for presentation in a fair, and back matter features an index and a list of print and online resources, including places to find supplies.
Horn Book
These volumes provide outlines for science fair projects in the behavioral (Family) and environmental (Junkyard) sciences. The procedures include just enough structure to help novice experimenters get started. There are no answers provided; instead, well-placed questions encourage creativity and further thinking. Each volume includes humorous cartoon spot illustrations and a section on preparing presentations. Reading list, websites. Ind.
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ALA Booklist (12/1/10)
Horn Book (4/1/11)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 5-9
Lexile: 990L
Guided Reading Level: S

Young investigators discover for themselves how humans learn, as they delve into the mysteries of their shared DNA. Figure out a little brother or sister by analyzing what a very young child can see…learn about relationships through activities that analyze birth order and how siblings resolve conflict. As with all the books in our Science Fair Winners series, this refreshing volume promises creative and irresistible experiments that will awaken the scientist in every student.

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