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- 175 Amazing Nature Experiments
by G. Morgan
A collection of hands-on nature experiments, activities, and crafts.
- 365 More Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials
- 365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials
by E. Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loeschnig, Muriel Mandell, Zweifel, Judy Breckenridge, Anthony D. Fredericks, Louis V. Loesching
- Be Amazing Blast of Color
by Be Amazing
The Be Amazing Blast of Color is perfect for the youngest scientist. This kit's an introduction to the wonders of scientific exploration through the medium of color. It incorporates three of the basic skills recommended to teach to young children to measure, observe, and classify. Using their own "lab" children will make colored water and use a color wheel to make even more colors. They'll grown colored crystals and make a Rainbow Tube. They'll grow Insta-Snow and even colored snow. They'll grow Garbled Marbles from small beads and they sort them by color using the sorting tray. Ages 4 - 8 years.
- Be Amazing Lab-in-a-Bag Test Tube Wonders
by Be Amazing
The Be Amazing Lab-in-a-Bag Test Tube Wonders comes with 15 great activities in one little bag. You can learn the secret of the giant test tube; make up a pile of insta-snow; build under-water castles with water-proof sand; Use the sun to make white beads instantly change colors; grow a test tube dinosaur. Also, learn how to make water disappear. Make squishy jelly crystals, color them and make your own Rainbow Tube all in one bag of fun and science.
- Case of the Gasping Garbage, The
by Michele Torrey (Author), Barbara Johansen Newman (Illustrator)
Doyle and Fossey are on a mission—a monster mission! It seems there’s a giant bloodsucking monster gasping and gurgling in their friend Gabby’s garbage can. Can they figure out what’s up before the creature gobbles Gabby for lunch? This and four more cool cases will have kids checking out the clues—and learning great science too, including facts about the life cycle of a frog and chromatography.
- Cheshire Cat and Other Eye-Popping Experiments on How We See the World, The
by Paul Doherty, Don Rathjan, Don Rathjen, Exploratorium Teacher Institute
- Cool Hot Rod and Other Electrifying Experiments on Energy and Matter, The
by Paul Doherty, Don Rathjen, Exploratorium Teacher Institute
Now you can do your own version of 22 Exploratorium experiments on energy and matter. All you need is a little curiosity, a few simple materials . . . and this book. Each experiment is easy to do, fully illustrated, and loaded with advice, ideas, helpful hints, and dynamic discoveries.
Use the energy of an electric current to create movement. See a metal wire melt by changing its resistance to electricity. Through these and other projects in The Cool Hot Rod, you can learn the science behind electricity and energy transformation.
- Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!, The
by Tom Mark Robinson
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 teach 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?
Get ready to enter the laboratory and learn how to conduct cool experiments, understand scientific terms like "photosynthesis," and know fun facts like how many latex balloons per day can be made from a rubber tree. Each section has a great science fair project, complete with all the details you need to wow your teachers and friends.
You won't want to wait for a rainy day or your school's science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself!
- Exploratopia: More than 400 kid-friendly experiments and explorations for curious minds
by The Exploratorium
Want to learn how to mummify a hot dog? Break secret codes? Launch a rocket? From physics to forensics, from the hugest clouds to the tiniest ants, from Isaac Newton to elephant dung, Exploratopia overflows with things you can explore using the simplest everyday items, such as eggs, paper clips, soda bottles, vinegar, and plastic cups. It not only explains the ideas and background behind each project, it helps you figure out why something is the way it is and how to go into new and different directions, adding creativity to science and perception to fact.
For years, the Exploratorium's visitors have been asking for a book that allows them to experience the fun of the same kinds of interactive experiments that they do at the museum. At last, here is that book.
- Hands-On Physical Science Activities For Grades K-6 , Second Edition
by Marvin N. Tolman Ed.D.
This is the second edition of Marvin N. Tolman’s bestselling book Hands-On Physical Science Activities for Grades K-6. Like all the books in The Science Problem-Solving Curriculum Library series, this revised edition offers compelling activities that help teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. The book’s activities follow the discovery/inquiry approach and encourage students to analyze, synthesize, and infer based on their own hands-on experiences. This new edition includes an expanded Teacher Information section, inquiry-based models and complex cooperative learning projects using materials found around the home. Many of the activities easily become great science fair ideas as well as activities that correlate with the national standards.
Designed to be user friendly, the book includes 175 easy-to-use, hands on activities and is organized into eight sections:
* Nature of Matter
* Simple Machines
* Static Electricity
* Current Electricity
- Howtoons: The Possibilities Are Endless!
by Saul Griffith (Author), Joost Bonsen (Author), Nick Dragotta (Illustrator)
Part comic strip and part science experiment, Howtoons shows children how to find imaginative new uses for common household items like soda bottles, duct tape, mop buckets, and more–to teach kids the "Tools of Mass Construction"!
Howtoons are cartoons that teach 8– to 15–year–old readers "how to" build, create, and explore things. Combining a fun, full–color cartoon format and real life science and engineering principles, Howtoons are designed to encourage kids to become active participants in the world around them.
Readers meet Tucker and Celine, a lovable brother and sister pair. Sick of watching TV and playing video games, Tucker and Celine decide to conquer every kid's nightmare: the dreaded summer o' boredom. Armed with countless ideas for fun projects, they set out to reclaim the sheer joy of playing. Fifteen practical, build–it–yourself projects are weaved into the Tucker and Celine storyline. With the narrators' help and clear step–by–step instructions, young readers will learn how to set up a workshop, create a marshmallow shooting gun, make ice cream without a freezer, play songs on a turkey baster flute, explore a homemade terrarium, launch a pressure–powered rocket, and more!
Utilizing inexpensive, kid–friendly materials, Howtoons will prove that the world at large is infinitely more exciting than anything happening on the TV or computer screen. Plus, each project will provide readers with practical skills and problem solving know–how that they can use in their everyday lives. These funny, interactive Howtoons are sure to inspire independence and creative savvy in young people everywhere.
- Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Astronomy : Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit
by Janice VanCleave
Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Do you want to earn extra credit in your science class? Or do you just want to learn more about how the universe really works? Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Astronomy can help you, and the best part is it won’t involve any complicated or expensive equipment. This step-by-step guide explores 30 different topics and offers dozens of experiment ideas. The book also includes charts, diagrams, and illustrations. Here are just a few of the subjects you’ll be investigating:
- The size and rotation of celestial bodies
- Eclipses and the true movements of the sun
- The apparent magnitude of the stars
- Orbital eccentricity
- Meteors and artificial satellites
- Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Biology : Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit
by Janice VanCleave
Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Do you want to earn extra credit in your biology class? Or do you just want to know how the world really works? Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Biology can help you, and the best part is it won’t involve any complicated or expensive equipment. This step-by-step guide explores 30 different topics and offers dozens of experiment ideas. The book also includes charts, diagrams, and illustrations. Here are just a few of the topics you’ll be investigating:
- Seed germination
- Food preservatives
- Cellular respiration
- Operant conditioning
- Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Earth Science: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit
by Janice VanCleave
The newest volume in the bestselling A+ Science Projects series! Are you having a hard time coming up with a good idea for the science fair? Do you want to earn extra credit in your science class? Or do you just want to know more about how the world around you works? Janice VanCleave’s A+ Projects in Earth Science can help you—and the best part is, it won’t involve any complicated or expensive equipment. This step-by-step project book explores 30 different topics and offers dozens of experiment ideas. The book also includes lots of charts, diagrams, and illustrations. Here are just a few of the topics you’ll be investigating:
- Rocks and minerals
- Plate tectonics
- Air fronts
- The greenhouse effect
- Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Physics : Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit
by Janice VanCleave
Guide features thirty different topics in physics and dozens of experiment ideas for use in extra credit or science fair projects. Includes helpful illustrations and charts; exploring angular measurement, linear inertia, transfer of energy, light rays, sound waves, electricity and magnetism, terminal velocity, and more.
- Janice VanCleave's Volcanoes : Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
by Janice VanCleave
Janice VanCleave’s Volcanoes includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about volcanoes, plus dozens of additional suggestions for developing your own science fair projects. Learn about predicting volcanic eruptions with a simple experiment using a magnet, a nail, and a piece of cardboard. Explore the fiery unseen interior of a volcano using a potato and a plastic soda bottle. Find out how lava forms into rocks using marbles in a box. All experiments use inexpensive household materials and involve a minimum of preparation and clean up. Children ages 8–12.
- Magic Wand and Other Bright Experiments on Light and Color, The
by Paul Doherty, Don Rathjan, Exploratorium Teacher Institute, Don Rathjen
- Meteorology Projects With a Weather Station You Can Build
by Robert Gardner
Anyone who has an interest in the weather will be fascinated by Robert Gardner’s new addition to his Build-a-Lab! Science Experiments series. In this collection of earth science experiments, budding middle-school meteorologists learn how to build their own weather instruments, collect and analyze weather data, create weather forecasts, and more. Full-color illustrations, ideas for science fair projects, and information on global warming and climate change round out the book.
- Potato Chip Science
by A. Kurzweil and Son
Mmmmm, science! Irresistibly packaged inside a potato chip bag, Potato Chip Science is the wildly imaginative book and kit that introduces more than 30 experiments using potato chips, potatoes, and chip bags, tubes, and lids. Like Pop Bottle Science and the Hand in Hand with Nature series, it marries the fun of creative (and completely safe) activities with lessons drawn from the worlds of ecology and forensics, biology and bird-watching, acoustics, aeronautics, animation, and more.
Make a chip can gobble like a turkey. Ready and fire the pocket-size potato propulsion pipe. Build a balloon-powered chip train. Hook up a working digital clock to the mysterious potato "battery." Create a shrunken potato head. Set off the bag blaster—and when the weather's right, go fly a chip bag kite. The book is filled with experiments, interesting modifications, and scientific principles. In addition, more than a dozen items used in the "snacktivities" are packaged in the bag—the digital clock, a 100 percent biodegradable child-friendly lab knife, caliper gauge, googly eyes, magnet, fingerprint brush, and more.
Remember: When it comes to Potato Chip Science experiments, nobody can test just one!
- Science and the Bible: 30 Scientific Demonstrations Illustrating Scriptural Truths
by Donald B. Deyoung
Donald DeYoung's first two volumes of Science and the Bible have been widely popular with children's ministry leaders, parents, pastors, homeschoolers, and teachers. Now this third volume provides even more ideas for demonstrating the order and grandeur of creation to encourage an appreciation of all God has made.
The book's thirty dynamic but simple experiments illustrate the laws of nature, teach Bible principles, and affirm God's power as Creator. Each demonstration has a catchy or unusual result, making the Bible truth unforgettable. The clearly explained experiments use common household objects, require little set-up time, and are illustrated by pictures and diagrams.
- Science in Seconds at the Beach : Exciting Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
by Jean Potter
Surf's up for fantastic science fun with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each in just ten minutes or less, and the clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from how seaweed can forecast the weather to why waves break as they reach the shore. You will find most of the required materials already in your toy chest, home, backyard, or around your neighborhood.
The nearly 100 activities in this book investigate the many mysteries of animals, plants, sand, shells, sun, and water. You'll discover why there usually are more clouds over water than over land and why the sand on top of the beach is warm but cool underneath. Use a piece of hard candy to find out why beach and river rocks become smooth or learn how to clean water with sand —all with the help of a leading educator.
- Science in Seconds for Kids : Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
by Jean Potter
Make lightning in your room! Keep paper dry under water! Lose weight by going upstairs! See colors that aren’t there! Experience the magic of science with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each activity in ten fun-filled minutes or less. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from why eggs aren’t round to how submarines surface and submerge. You will find most of the required materials already in your home, backyard, or neighborhood, and you can perform the experiments practically anywhere. The 108 activities in this book cover twelve different subject areas, including air, animals, energy, gravity, magnetism, light, the human body, and much more. You’ll make a rainbow right on your floor, pop a balloon with a magnifying glass, make a coffee can roll back to you after you’ve pushed it away, and bend water as it streams from your faucet—all with the help of a leading educator. Children Ages 8–12
- Science in Seconds with Toys : Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
by Jean Potter
Experience the science of toys and games with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each in ten fun-filled minutes or less, and the clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from why a swing goes higher when you pump your legs to how Silly PuttyR(r) pulls up comic strips from the newspaper. You will find most of the required materials already in your toy chest, home, backyard, or neighborhood.
The 101 activities in this book cover every aspect of the science of toys and the games you play, including swinging, bouncing, throwing, sliding, and much more. You'll discover why a football spirals as it zips through the air, learn how to make your cereal jump out of the bowl, find out why goggles make you see better underwater, and make your own homemade paint —all with the help of a leading educator.
- Science Play!: Beginning Discoveries for 2-To 6-Year-Olds
by Jill Frankel Hauser (Author), Michael P. Kline (Illustrator)
Contains sixty-five activities that introduce readers to scientific exploration, including such subjects as weather, soil science, plants, color, and light.
- Spinning Blackboard and Other Dynamic Experiments on Force and Motion, The
Now you can do your own version of 23 Exploratorium experiments on force and motion. All you need is a little curiosity, a few simple materials . . . and this book. Each experiment is easy to do, fully illustrated, and loaded with advice, ideas, helpful hints, and electrifying discoveries.
Build a pendulum that swings in intriguing patterns. Create a swirling, spiraling "tornado" of water. Through these and other projects in The Spinning Blackboard, you can learn the science behind the principles of force and motion.
- Square Wheels and Other Easy-to-Build, Hands-On Science Activities
by Don Rathjen, Paul Doherty, Esther Kutnick (Illustrator)
The latest in our popular Snackbook series, this volume features 31 all-new Science Snacks-- small-scale versions of exhibits you will find in the Exploratorium made with easy-to-find materials-- which are perfect for the classroom. Topics covered in this book include: Chemistry, Light & Color, Electricity & Magnetism, Sound & Waves, and Heat & Mechanics.
- Super Science Concoctions: 50 Mysterious Mixtures for Fabulous Fun
by Jill Frankel Hauser, Michael Kline (Illustrator)
Over 75 safe, inexpensive science experiments with mixtures that illustrate changes in form and chemical composition.
- Super Sensational Science Fair Projects
by Michael A. DiSpezio (Author), Derek Toye (Illustrator)
Need a blue-ribbon science project? Here's a treasure trove of super experiments to carry out: construct a simple circuit; exercise a little "Sun Power" with a solar cell; produce carbon dioxide with vinegar and baking soda; hatch some brine shrimp; stop food from spoiling; and lots more. Each project is carefully broken down to show what's going on at every stage, and includes hints for impressing adults, inquiry ideas, and key terms. What makes this guide extra special, though, is that it also explains how to think like a scientist when choosing an experiment, gathering research, and assembling it all. Plus: advice on displaying the final results in awesome style, and on animal rights and wrongs, too. Try these and you'll win!
- Take-Home Physics: 65 High-Impact, Low-Cost Labs
by Michael Horton
Take-Home Physics is an excellent resource for high school physics teachers who want to devote more classroom time to complex concepts while challenging their students with hands-on homework assignments. This volume presents 70 take-home physics labs that use ordinary household items or other inexpensive materials to tackle motion and kinematics; forces and energy; waves, sound, and light; and electricity and magnetism. The result: Students learn background knowledge, reinforce basic process skills, practice discovery, and bridge classroom learning with real-world application all while getting excited about homework. Teachers can also integrate science and literacy by requiring the use of lab notebooks with formal write-ups. Materials lists and safety notes, as well as both student activity pages and teacher
- Weather Projects for Young Scientists: Experiments and Science Fair Ideas
by Mary Kay Carson
From the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes, children can explore weather in detail with this fascinating science activity book. Throughout the text instructions for building weather-measuring tools—barometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, and thermometers—allow the reader to assemble them into a working weather station. More than 40 weather projects are included, such as building a model of the water cycle, creating a tornado in a bottle, calculating dew point, and reading a weather map. Most of the experiments also include ideas for expanding them into full-fledged science fair projects. Weather-related environmental issues are also addressed, such as global climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain, as well as profiles of scientists working in the field of meteorology.