Time for Kids:Big Book of Science Experiments
There is always time for experiments, whether you have an hour, a day or a week! Presented in a 2-page spread, each experiment provides background scientific information, supply list, step by step instructions and the science behind it. Uniquely, the table of contents identifies the length of time to complete the experiments with a fun, colorful test tube graphic and key so parents can wisely select the activity based on time available.
Beginning with the scientific process, experiments are divided into 4 categories: Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, and Technology/Engineering. A section is also dedicated to Science Fair success stories. A sampling of activities includes testing clouds for salt, comparing organic and genetically modified tomatoes, growing crystals, and creating turbine power. Experiments use common household items. Detailed index. 185pgs, hc. ~ Deanne
At first glance, this book series seems a bit disjointed. Presenting questions (and answers!) that adults and children are curious to learn, each book capitalizes on our innate curiosity by continuing the question and answer format into other vital topics. Colorfully illustrated and well written, each book contains 250 facts that children want to know. Here is a taste of questions your children will get answered: "Why do I get goose bumps?" "How does a microwave oven cook food?" "How do submarines work?"plus, hundreds of others.There is a lot of great information packed into these books! Inquisitive children will appreciate the glossary and additional web and book recommendations in the back of the book. See below for topic details. SC 48 pgs. ~ Deanne
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.