365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials by E.Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loesching, Muriel Mandell
  

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365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials by E.Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loesching, Muriel Mandell

Volume Two in Black Dog's best-selling Simple Science Experiments collection, 365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials has a fresh new look at a great new price.With 365 More Simple Science Experiments, kids ages 9 through 12 get a year's worth of fun and educational hands-on experiments while gaining knowledge of the fundamentals of science?including concepts such as gravity, electricity, magnification, magnetism, oxidation, and more?that will last a lifetime.The hundreds of experiments are divided into 32 chapters, the first seven of which focus on experiments that demonstrate basic principles of physics using materials in the natural world. In the next eight chapters kids learn about science using common foods, discovering the answers to such questions as 'Why do we cry when peeling an onion?' and 'Is a raw carrot healthier than a cooked one?' The next seven chapters tackle concepts having to do with time and space, and the following seven explain some puzzling ideas about nature. The final chapters explore the science of outer space.Most of the experiments are easy enough for kids to execute on their own, though a few may require the aid of a parent or partner. Kids will learn how to make vinegar, milk a potato, catch sound, stick a pin in a balloon without popping it, and make 1 + 1 not equal 2.This book is perfect for kids who like to explore the natural world or are looking for something fun and inexpensive to create for a science fair.Also available: 365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials (978-1-57912-927-9).

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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

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.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.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.

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Paperback
320 pages

Author

E.Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loesching, Muriel Mandell
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Publisher

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc

Publication date

1st March 2014

ISBN

9781579129675


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