For children 8-12, this science book is excellent to use at home. It includes experiments that use ordinary items you may have in your house and each one can be done in 10 minutes or less. Clear, step-by-step directions and illustrations help you get each experiment right every time! Children wil discover everything from why eggs aren't round to how submarines surface and submerge. Topics covered include air, energy, gravity, light, the human body, magnetism, and much more.
Make lightning in your room! Keep paper dry under water! Lose weight by going upstairs! See colors that aren't there! Experience the magic of science with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each activity in ten fun-filled minutes or less. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from why eggs aren't round to how submarines surface and submerge. You will find most of the required materials already in your home, backyard, or neighborhood, and you can perform the experiments practically anywhere. The 108 activities in this book cover twelve different subject areas, including air, animals, energy, gravity, magnetism, light, the human body, and much more. You'll make a rainbow right on your floor, pop a balloon with a magnifying glass, make a coffee can roll back to you after you've pushed it away, and bend water as it streams from your faucet--all with the help of a leading educator. Children Ages 8-12
JEAN POTTER has taught children of all ages and served as 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, including Nature in a Nutshell for Kids, also available from Wiley.