Crazy for Science with Carmelo the Science Fellow
Meet Carmelo, former elementary science teacher whose passion led him to open the first Brooklyn Preschool of Science. His high energy and fun science approach has made him wildly popular with parents and children alike.
This book showcases his heart for children and science. Beginning with "What is an experiment?" over thirty-five activities are divided into six, color-coded sections: Inventions, Biology, Air, Engineering, Natural Disasters and Forensics (age appropriate). Activities are presented on a two-page spread and begin with a science activity or question, teaching concept information, a supply list and often a touch of silliness. For example, the activity Flying Water answers the question, "Can you make water fly?" and explains Bernoulli's principle. A word bubble asks, "What is the difference between a fly and a bird?" and the response: "A bird can fly but a fly can't bird." Six steps to test the movement of liquids. Scientific steps are easy to follow and activities use easy-to-find items. While the presentation may be light hearted and silly at times, science principles and methodology are understandable and memorable.
An impressive collection of science experiments designed to be completed independently with parental/teacher assistance as needed. Includes a link to Next Gen Standards and two "Your Science Notebook" pages. Colorful graphics. 96 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne
A hands-on science book packed with fun experiments from rockstar science educator Carmelo the Science Fellow! Designed to encourage kids' natural love of science from an early age, this book promotes scientific observation, exploration, and analysis in a way that little kids can get excited aboutthrough do-it-yourself experiments!
Each chapter introduces a different branch of science, including biology, chemistry, and physics through kid-friendly experiments all of which are linked to science curriculum requirements for grades K through 3.
Each experiment includes an introductory question, complete materials list, step-by-step instructions, and Carmelo's characteristic kid-tested jokes and is accompanied by full-color illustrations. The experiments utilize common materials typically found around the house. A little bit of help from a grown-up is recommended, and encourages family science time.
Less than a whole curriculum, but with a mix of instructional information and activities. Items here tend to cover a range of grades all areas in science.