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Health Science Experiments
  • Authored by: Aviva Ebner
  • From the Series: Experiments for Future Scientists
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 160413853X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-853-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 610
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 158


From choosing healthy foods to taking care of one's teeth, and from exploring the ways infection is spread to studying nerves, the health science field is a broad category of study. Health Science Experiments presents engaging activities about health science issues to encourage students to make lifelong, healthy choices and to introduce them to various disciplines within the health field. Whether these experiments create awareness of health issues, or spawn future nutritionists or doctors, students will enjoy this array of health-related, easy-to-follow experiments.

Experiments include:

  • Eating Healthy and Fitness Plan
  • Healthy Food Choices
  • Evaluating the Sugar Content of Sports Drinks
  • Comparing Vitamin C Content
  • Comparing Iron in Breakfast Cereals
  • Tooth Care
  • Evaluating Stressors
  • Simulating the Negative Effects of Tobacco
  • Modeling Blood Alcohol Content
  • Comparing Different Brands of Bottled Water
  • Studying Consumerism in TV Commercials
  • The Spread of Infection
  • Food Preservation
  • Creating a Life Map
  • Self-Esteem
  • Taking Blood Pressure
  • Studying Nerves
  • Taking a Pulse at Multiple Sites
  • And more.


Full-color line illustrations, tables, and charts. Glossary. Print and Web resources. Scope and sequence chart. Grade level. Setting. "Our Findings." Notes for teachers. Index.

About the Author(s)

Aviva Ebner, Ph.D., holds a B.S. in biology from UCLA, an M.A. in educational administration, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership, K-12. She has presented numerous workshops on instruction at regional educators' conferences. Dr. Ebner is currently a school administrator and educational consultant in California, as well as a graduate school instructor in teacher education programs. She is also the author of Facts On File's Junior Science Experiments On FileTM, a multivolume set of experiments for grades 4-9, and the acclaimed Science Activities for All Students, a two-volume set of experiments for grades 4-9.

Reviews and Awards

"...interesting, informative, and well-organized...impressive...perfect for those teachers wanting to develop a deeper understanding of content matter by performing experiments...will appeal to a wide audience...Highly Recommended."

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