The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!
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Science has never been so easy--or so much fun!
With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space.
You'll discover answers to questions like:
- Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it?
- What is inside coins?
- Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?
- Do toilets always flush in the same direction?
- Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person?
You won't want to wait for a rainy day or your school's science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself!
- Amazon Sales Rank: #427 in Books
- Brand: Adams Media Corporation
- Published on: 2001-10-01
- Released on: 2001-10-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.25" h x .30" w x 8.00" l, .60 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 144 pages
- Adams Media Corporation
About the Author
Tom Robinson teaches high school science and math and has coauthored an online advance placement physics course. He lives in the Seattle, Washington area.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
School Teacher Approved
There are so many great experiments in this book!! Pay attention to the age range of 7-12 years. Some experiments, even for a 7 year old, need parental assistance. We bought this for our nephew. His mom is a school teacher and picky about educational items, but she said this book is a HIT. She and he love it and have been doing experiments together. If you have a little scientist, this book has a lot of great things to try out.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful.
Real science made fun to learn!
My late father was a Mr. Wizard chemistry teacher so science is in my life by birth as well as by education. Being unable to recall many of Dad's teaching experiments that didn't require a lab, I searched for a guide to help me share my love of science with my granddaughter in much the same spirit. Let me tell you, Tom Robinson's book is IT!! Dad would have been as pleased with it as I am. It's for everyone--no prior science education or special equipment needed, and you won't blow up the house. The experiments are well-planned and clearly explained. They can be grouped by topic or by complexity and will appeal to a wide age range. My granddaughter is almost 10 and enjoys the book even more than when we first bought it last year. As always with things like this, adult supervision is needed, but she can do many of the projects herself. For younger kids, say 7 and under, you'll need to do some of them yourself but it's easy to engage even an "itty bitty scientist" in what's happening. Another factor I've appreciated is that some of the experiments are not "instant gratification" whiz-bangs, which helps teach patience and persistence, assets it's good to acquire as early as possible.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Wonderful opportunity to learn and bond with your children
Our daughters are all very bright, every parent has to say that I'm sure, but each of them has an interest where they seem to have more fun. One of our girls loves science and everything about it so we ordered this book based on the reviews of parents like us. I can say that from the moment our, then five year old, opened the book she was entranced. Part of the fun was watching her thumb through the pages and interpret what she thought the experiment was based on the pictures. Some of the theories were pretty funny...a reindeer launcher was the one that had us in tears. Anyway, we have spent a lot of time going through the various experiments with some success and some, well...some learning experiences. The experiment that is still talked about as if myth to her younger sisters is the time she made the shell of an egg disappear leaving the yolk in a see through sack...the explanation changes every time but it is always cute. If we can find the pics from some of the experiments we will load them up but I definitely recommend this book.