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on November 5, 1999
If you want to build a machine for your science fair project, this book is for you. It has detailed instructions on how to do it. This is a good, "How does it work?" type book.
Read the title carefully though. There are no experiments in the book, no suggestions on how to present it, no suggestions on categories, or anything. The "Make-It-Yourself" is quite literal. It's not talking about science fair projects as a whole, only machinery.
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on August 24, 1999
Sometimes it's hard to find the science project that fits you! But, with 100 amazing Make-It-Yourself Science Fair Projects You can find a hundred different interesting Science Fair Projects that you can browse through and find the one you want!
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on January 17, 2003
The ideas are great. The instructions are terrible. I have found so many errors in the book such as listing materials in the instructions which are not in the material list. The material list gives very little information such as which brand of mint box. The pictures and the instructions do not seem to always go togethers I have also spent many hours tracking down some of the materials due to the outdated supplies. The instructions do not fully explain things, such as which wire goes to the negative and which wire goes to the positive battery terminal. I want my students to experiment, but not to re-invent the experiment due to the poor instuctions. I have been very disappointed.
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on February 27, 2005
I think this book is a great book and all people should have it!
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on January 18, 1999
This book is great for busy parents and children it gives a list of items needed to do the project, a step by step direction on how to do the project and it also explains what the person doing the project will be trying to accomplish or proof.
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on March 27, 2003
Safe for ages and ages of fun. i love the way it describes its experiments and the pictures. It also helped to tell whether or not i need a grown-up or not. The only problem i had with it was the projects themselves. there were a lot of fun ones but there weren't enough of them to keep me busy. I guess i understand to the point where you could only put 50 projects in but make them a little more interesting and you've got it down pat.
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on January 17, 2003
I am disppointed in this book of poor directions and mistakes. The directions are not clear. The directions are not in proper order (we ruined a 6-volt battery because of the steps). The materials are not all listed in the material list in some of the projects. However, if you really want students to experiment and think, this book is it because they have to figure out what the directions really should say.
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on January 29, 2010
Two of my children decided to use this book for their science fair projects. Both ran into problem after problem with the description of how the project was supposed to work and how it actually worked. The execution of one (building bridges) required an enormous amount of precision. Perhaps a high schooler could attempt it. It would have helped to rank the projects as easy, medium or difficult but there is no indication. The second project, building a stereoscopic 3-D viewer was even worse. It was completely wrong and didn't have the desired 3-D effect at all. It was as if both of these "experiments" were written without them ever being attempted by a child of any age!! The editor of this book should have attempted some of them for him or herself. I think then, the book would never have been published! Our copy is going in the trash.
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on September 9, 1999
This book has got a lot of great ideas! In my search for GREAT science books, I came across "Science Is..." by Susan V. Bosak. Check this book out for value and the years of use you'll get out it. Highly recommended for any classroom or even a teacher in training!
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on February 8, 2002
If this is the first project for you, this book is a little hard to follow.
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