Astronomy for every kid: 101 experiments that really work

In 'Astronomy for every kid' readers will learn about the constellations using a shoe box planetarium. They will chart the movement of the stars with nothing but a string, a marker, and a nail. And they will use a toy magnet to simulate the Earth's protective force field.

Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pre-tested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.


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Author(s)Janice VanCleave
Age7-11, 11-14
Shelf referenceA 520.78 VAN
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