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99 Jumpstorts for Kids' Science Research

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99 Jumpstorts for Kids'
Science Research

Peggy J. Whitley and Susan Williams Goodwin

Libraries
U N L I M I T E D
A Member of the Greenwood Publishing Group

Westport, Connecticut • London

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Whitley, Peggy. 99 j u m p s t a r t s for kids' science research / by Peggy J . Whitley and S u s a n Williams Goodwin, p. cm. Includes bibliographical references a n d index. ISBN 1-59158-261-X (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Science—Experiments—Juvenile literature. 2. Research—Juvenile literature. I. Goodwin, S u s a n Williams. II. Title. III. Title: Ninety nine j u m p s t a r t s for kids' science r e s e a r c h . Q182.3.W52 2 0 0 6 507.8—dc22 2005030845

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All rights reserved. No portion of this book m a y be reproduced, by a n y process or technique, without t h e express written c o n s e n t of the publisher. An exception is m a d e for reproducibles, which m a y be copied for classroom a n d educational p r o g r a m s only. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2 0 0 5 0 3 0 8 4 5 ISBN: 1-59158-261-X First published in 2 0 0 6 Libraries Unlimited, 8 8 Post Road West, Westport, CT 0 6 8 8 1 A Member of t h e Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. www.lu.com Printed in t h e United States of America

The p a p e r u s e d in this book complies with the P e r m a n e n t Paper S t a n d a r d issued by t h e National Information S t a n d a r d s Organization (Z39.48-1984).

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Contents
Preface Introduction: How This Book Is Organized 10 S u g g e s t i o n s for Better Searching ANIMALS 1—ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2—CAMOUFLAGE 3—EXTINCTION 4—HIBERNATION 5 ^ J A N E GOODALL 6—METAMORPHOSIS 7—NIGHT CREATURES 8—PARASITES 9—REPRODUCTION 10—SOCIAL INSECTS BODY P A R T S 11—BONES 12—BRAINS 13—MICHAEL DEBAKEY 14—EARS AND NOSE 15—EYES 16—GUTS 17—HANDS AND FEET 18—HEART 19—LUNGS 20—SKIN ENERGY 21—ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 22—BATTERIES 23—COLOR 24—ELECTRICITY V 46 48 50 52 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 ix xi xv

vi * CONTENTS ENERGY (COiVT.) 25—HEAT TRANSFER 26—MAGNETISM 27—MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 28—ROLLER COASTERS 29—SMALL ENGINES 30—SOUND AND LIGHT WAVES 31—STATIC ELECTRICITY T H E ENVIRONMENT 32—ACID RAIN 33—BIOMES AND ECOSYSTEMS 34—RACHEL CARSON 3 5 ^ J A C Q U E S COUSTEAU 36—FUNGI 37—GLOBAL WARMING 38—HAZARDOUS WASTE 39—PHOTOSYNTHESIS 40—POND LIFE 41—RECYCLING GEOLOGY 42—ATMOSPHERE 43—CAVES 44—EARTHQUAKES 45—FOSSILS 46—ICEBERGS AND ICE CAPS 47—OCEANS 48—OIL AND GAS 49—TSUNAMI 50—VOLCANOES THE HEAVENS 51—CONSTELLATIONS 52—EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 53—STEPHEN HAWKING 54—METEORS 112 114 116 118 92 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 108 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 54 56 58 60 62 64 66

CONTENTS * vii 55—THE MOON 56—SOLAR FLARES AND SUNSPOTS 57—SOLAR SYSTEM 58—SPACE EXPLORATION 59—SUN AND STARS 60—TIME MATTER 61—ACIDS AND BASES 62—CHEMICAL ELEMENTS 63—COOKING WITH SCIENCE 64—CRYSTALS 65—DENSITY 66—ALFRED EINSTEIN 67—NEWTON'S LAWS 68—RADIOACTIVITY 69—SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, AND GASES MEDICINE A N D HEALTH 70—ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 71—CANCER 72—ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 73—GENES AND HEREDITY 74—IMMUNIZATIONS 75—ANTONIA NOVELLO 76—NUTRITION 77—SLEEP DISORDERS 78—ZOONOSES 154 156 158 160 162 164 166 168 170 134 136 138 140 142 144 146 148 150 120 122 124 126 128 130

TECHNOLOGY
79—ASSISTTVE TECHNOLOGY 80—CELL PHONES 81—COMMUNICATING ON THE WEB 82—DIGITAL COPYRIGHT 83—FORENSIC SCIENCE 84—THE INTERNET 85—PHOTOGRAPHY 174 176 178 180 182 184 186

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TECHNOLOGY (COJVT.)
86—STICKY STUFF 87—TELEVISION AND RADIO 88—VIRTUAL REALITY WEATHER 89—CLOUDS 90—DROUGHT 91—EL NINO 92—HURRICANES 93—RAINBOWS 94—SEASONS 95—THUNDERSTORMS 96—WEATHER SATELLITES 97—WEATHER VERSUS CLIMATE 98—THE WEATHERPERSON 99—THE WIND Bibliography Index 196 198 200 202 204 206 208 210 212...
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