Need a blue-ribbon science project? Here's a treasure trove of super experiments to carry out: construct a simple circuit; exercise a little "Sun Power" with a solar cell; produce carbon dioxide with vinegar and baking soda; hatch some brine shrimp; stop food from spoiling; and lots more. Each project is carefully broken down to show what's going on at every stage, and includes hints for impressing adults, inquiry ideas, and key terms. What makes this guide extra special, though, is that it also explains how to think like a scientist when choosing an experiment, gathering research, and assembling it all. "Plus": advice on displaying the final results in awesome style, and on animal rights and wrongs, too. Try these and you'll win! Looking for a blue-ribbon science project? This book is a treasure trove of out-of-school science experiments and projects to carry out: each one is carefully broken down to show what is going on at every stage, and includes hints for impressing adults, inquiry ideas and key terms. What makes this guide extra special is that it also explains how to think like a scientist when choosing an experiment, gathering research and assembling it all. - THE BASICS - - Preparation - Gathering Information - Asking a Good Question - Showing Off - - Carrying Out an Experiment - Crunching Numbers - Talking Science - - PROJECT IDEAS - - Making and Breaking Magnets - Simple Circuits - Electromagnets - Fruit Cells - - Sun Power - Cells into Batteries - Electric Motor - Yeast Metabolism - - Testing for Carbon Dioxide - Producing CO2 - Acid base Indicators - - Stopping Spoilage - Going to the Light - Soap Bubble Science - UV Beads - - Maze Running - Balloon Rocket Design - Prop Power - Mousetrap Car - * Illustrated in full colour throughout, on every fun-filled page: with 72 colour drawings and 6 colour photographs.