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: #414 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.
Most helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 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.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
For the young scientist
I bought this as a Christmas present for my 7 year old son. The experiments are easy to do, and most of them use items you already have around the house, or can buy cheaply. Even my three year old likes to get involved, and while he doesn't always get the science behind each activity, he's entertained by the results. Our favorite activity so far is definitely the Balloon rockets!
I currently home school my son and this book has come in handy for a few projects we have done together. He keeps a science journal where he writes his hypothesis and we are able to look back on past experiments.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has a child that is interested in science or asks a lot of questions.
14 of 14 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.