Calhoun, Yael. Earth Science Fair Projects, Revised and Expanded Using Scientific Method
Enslow 2010 160p 34.60 978-0-7660-3425-9
ms/jr VG-BNS Earth Science Projects Using the Scientific Method (Enslow)
Science fair competitors will find suggestions for experiments, while young scientists will receive a general overview to basic geology. The volume opens with an overview of the scientific method, suggestions for laboratory reports, science fair tips, and safety rules. Appendices include a glossary, a source list (for materials), further reading list, internet addresses, and index. Topics covered include: Earth’s layers, forces that change the planet’s surface, and how rocks, minerals, and crystals form.
Included are 18 suggested experiments. Each is clearly related to the chapter topic and follows the steps of the scientific method. Materials lists are complete (comprised primarily of household items), and young scientists should have no difficulty understanding the step-by-step procedures. Appropriate charts and Illustrations highlight and complement each experiment. Welliver, Hilary