Planning a trip to the beach with the kids? While you're packing up the suntan oil and towels don't forget this book! It's filled with 100 fun science experiments that take just 10 minutes to complete and use common household items. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations cover everything from how seaweed can forecast the weather to why waves break at the shore. Great for ages 8 to 12! 122 pages, softcover from Wiley & Sons.
Do fish close their eyes?
Can you hold your breath longer than a whale?
How is sand made?
Why do we hear the ocean in empty seashells?
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.
JEAN POTTER has been a kindergarten teacher, a state education director, and the Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the United States. She is an award-winning author of books and educational materials for young children. Her books include Science in Seconds with Toys, Science in Seconds for Kids, and Nature in a Nutshell for Kids (all published by Wiley).
Science in Seconds at the Beach teaches children dozens of activities that investigate the mysteries of animals, plants, sand, shells, sun and water. Easy step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for each activity."--Asbury Park Press