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The BEST book for Elementary School Science Fair Projects,
This review is from: Prize-Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids (Paperback)I stumbled upon this book in a local store and got the chance to look it over before I bought it. It took me less than 20 seconds to decide: "This is a GREAT book!" and buy it.
Prize-Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids is a wonderful resource for elementary school (4th/5th grade students) science fair projects because the book is fun and engaging. Project names like "Bow-Wow Blood Pressure" and "Yeast Feast" catch your child's eye and then grab their attention. That spark of interest catches fire and you're off to the Science Fair with a great project that was fun to do.
The first part of the book talks about science fairs. What the judges are looking for, how to be successful with your project, an 8-week checklist, what is a 'scientific method' of research, how to turn a topic into a question and how to write a good report. Graphs and tables are discussed, and examples of each are shown. LOTS of good, clear information for both students and their advisors.
The next part of the book is all about the 52 projects in the book.
-Biology (20 projects)with titles such as "Moldy Slices of Life" and "Pooch Smooch".
-Physical Science (18 projects) with titles including "Parachute Power" and "Popcorn Fever".
-Chemistry (15 projects) including "Shake It Up Baby!" and "Yeast Feast".
Each project clearly outlines the problem or question to be answered by the experiment, experiment summary, what you need for the experiment, experimental procedure, how to formulate your conclusion, display tips and thought-provoking questions for varying the experiment. Fun photographs and drawings accompany the information which is laid out in way that's easy to read and understand.
I highly recommend buying this book for any child who is interested in doing a Science Fair project or wants to simply have fun learning about simple science.