Image an entire year full of clever, fun, and educational science experiments!
365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials brings you and your family a fully-illustrated handbook that is "perfect for formal instructional settings or entertaining curious minds with scientific fundamentals" (Booklist).
Whether it's for a quick science fair project or an impromptu rainy-day activity with friends, this book is written for kids ages 9 through 12, with DIY environmentally friendly ideas that teach concepts such as gravity, electricity, magnification, magnetism, oxidation, and so much more.
Everyday materials like soap, paper, water, and common food items like lemons and potatoes are transformed into keys to the world of wonder that is science. Learn basic physics with a bottle and a coin; explore biochemistry and nutrition with cooking (and eating!); design a rocket; learn about time, timekeeping and develop new record-keeping skills ideal for the budding scientists and writers.
Packed with more than 1,000 illustrations and step-by-step instructions, 365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials brings core concepts into focus with a fun, family-friendly approach.
About the Author
E. Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loeschnig, and Muriel Mandell are authors of books in the No-Sweat Science series, published by Sterling Publishers. They each have written several other science-related books for children and young adults.
From Booklist: July 1, 2014 365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials. Churchill, E. Richard (Author) and Loeschnig, Louis V. (Author) and Mandell, Muriel (Author) , Zweifel, Frances W. (Illustrator) Mar 2014. 320 p. Black Dog & Leventhal, paperback, $12.95. Stunts, tricks, games, and projects are all included in this exhaustive compendium of hands-on science. Experiments are divided into thematic chapters covering a huge range of topics, including physical science, foods and nutrition, time, nature, space, and rocketry. Procedures are explained in step-by-step detail that includes straightforward explanations of relevant scientific concepts with loads of illustrations, graphs, and diagrams. The introduction encourages sound scientific practices such as creating hypotheses and developing a system for recording observations. Each experiment is conducted using everyday household items, making this a valuable resource for a quick science fair project or an impromptu rainyday activity. The projects are diverse, considering that some experiments take just minutes to complete, while others are more involved and even require days to see complete results. However, all of the included experiments are inquiry-based and dynamic, making the book perfect for formal instructional settings or entertaining curious minds with scientific fundamentals. — Erin Anderson