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Bug science : 20 projects and experiments about arthropods : insects, arachnids, algae, worms, and other small creatures

Author: Karen Romano Young; David Goldin
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009.
Series: Science fair winners.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It might be creepy, but entomology is one cool branch of science for kids! Bug Science is a funny, educational book filled with cool workshops that are ideal for science fairs. Sometimes it's all about the bugs, like an experiment to reroute ants. Sometimes it's about how we interact with bugs, like the workshop on spider phobias. You can even turn your friends into bug bait to see who has the sweetest skin. Bug  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Romano Young; David Goldin
ISBN: 9781426305191 1426305192 9781426305207 1426305206
OCLC Number: 290468672
Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Raise your own: Raise flies --
Swimming in it: Observe microscopic bugs --
Ants come marching: Try to make an ant get lost --
Honey, help me with this hay fever!: Try to reduce hay fever by eating local honey --
Watching spiders: Observe a spider in captivity --
The eye of the butterfly: Figure out what color a butterfly favors --
X-ray vision: Photograph the inside of an insect's head --
Catapult legs: Demonstrate the properties of a flea's legs --
Arachnophobia!: Design a questionnaire to study spider phobia --
Roly-poly maze: Teach pill bugs by using their instinct to stay out of the light --
Composting: Beyond worms!: Get inside a compost heap --
I've got worms!: Find the reproduction rate of compost worms --
Food factory: Learn about the business of raising insects for insect-eating reptiles --
Eating up the road: Investigate ant tunnels --
Cricket- & moth-eaten socks: Compare bugs' eating habits --
Striding on water: Analyze how water striders stay afloat --
Sounds buggy: Evaluate insect calls --
Strong as silk: Test the strength of fibers --
How to fly: Build an insect-size airplane --
A cricket's sense of smell: Train an insect to recognize smells.
Series Title: Science fair winners.
Responsibility: by Karen Romano Young ; illustrations by David Goldin.

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States that entomology is all about the bug, like the workshop about rerouting ants, or determining the bug population in your backyard, or understanding the physics of a flea's legs.  Read more...

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-01-06) Very Good Permalink

20 great and original science fair experiments involving bugs are described, with detailed instructions and ideas for presenting results. The introduction walks readers through the procedure and vocabulary of basic science. Perfect for aspiring scientists and exuberant insect lovers! Fifth grade through...
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