Ancient Science: 40 Time-Traveling, World Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids

Ancient Science: 40 Time-Traveling, World Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids

# 023655

Our Price: $13.50
Retail: $16.00
Save: 15.62% ($2.50)
In Stock.
Qty:

Item #: 023655
ISBN: 9780471215950
Grades: 3-7

Product Description:

Subtitled "40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids," this book contains an assortment of activities to take kids back in time, allowing them to recreate the discoveries of the past, or use what was "new technology" back then. The activities are arranged chronologically through time, with each activity given an introduction, list of (common) materials, a step-by-step procedure, and a fairly lengthy explanation. Additional ideas for extending your investigation through each period of history are also offered, as well as other timely, relevant facts for each activity. After reading about a Mesopotamian soap recipe, kids gather a few materials to see for themselves exactly how soap works. We've all heard of Archimedes' great discovery made in his bathtub, now kids can recreate and experiment with this concept - no bath necessary. And although readers may be surprised to know that the ancient Egyptians made and used glue, they can whip up some of their own to use. The equipment used is nothing fancy (chances are if the ancient Egyptians owned it, so do we!), and the simple procedures are easy enough for most kids to work through on their own (although adult help is noted in several activities). While the results of these experiments won't necessarily come as a surprise, participants are able to put themselves in the place of that time period or civilization, and imagine that what they're accomplishing was at one time regarded as a very sophisticated method! Please note that the book is from a secular publisher, most noticeable in the dating terminology used (B.C.E./C.E.) and in the first section of the book on early humans. However, we feel that the value of the book's activities overall outweighs these easy-to-omit features. - Jess

Materials that cover scientific developments through history, famous scientists, inventors and inventions.




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
3
Grade End
7
ISBN
9780471215950
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
128
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Audience
General Adult
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
John Wiley & Sons
Weight
0.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.0" x 7.25" x 0.25"
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 2 answers
Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
My daughter very interested to learn about Egypt Ancient.
Zeinab E on Jan 28, 2021
My daughter very interested to learn about Egypt Ancient.
Zeinab E on Jan 28, 2021
build your library curriculum book
Brendan M on Jan 27, 2017
build your library curriculum book
Brendan M on Jan 27, 2017
5.0 / 5.0
1 Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
1
0
0
0
0
Rated 5 out of 5
Step back in time and measure the earth with Eratosthenes or find out what had Archimedes jumping out of the bathtub and running through the streets of Ancient Greece These fun and easy experiments really take you back in time to discover what science was like from the Stone Age to the Far East and even Ancient America Each ancient civilization is represented with fun historical facts and four or five different experiments that really make the past and the ancient scientists come to life What a great addition to a study of the history of science Quick easy full of information and fun! Eureka!
January 20, 2008


help desk software