Children will have fun both completing these experiments as well as coloring the instruction pages. Learn how to "bend" water, make your own bouncy ball, clone a plant, change the color of a plant, make ice cream, collect crickets, go on a rock scavenger hunt, and more.all with recyclable objects you'll find around your house! Materials, instructions, and explanations of the material are clearly laid out across coloring-book pages that illustrate the various steps. 75 pages, softcover.
With this charmingly illustrated book — and a little help from a parent or other grownup — kids can conduct fun-filled science experiments using recycled household items. They'll learn about sound waves by transforming ordinary cardboard tubing into music-making didgeridoos and kazoos. Other eye-opening activities involve building a battery with pennies and tinfoil, playing a fishing game that illustrates the principles of magnetic force, and using food coloring and fizzy antacid tablets to make a lava lamp.
Additional projects include discovering the differences between crickets and grasshoppers, mixing up a batch of invisible ink, and learning how to clone plants. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how to make a butterfly feeder, a birdbath, eggshell planters, a windsock, a string telephone, and other items. Each activity features a simple explanation of its underlying scientific principles.