Mix it up! There's an exciting world hiding within all the ordinary ingredients in your kitchen cupboards; want to know why gelatin jiggles? How to float liquids on top of each other? Here's how to get started! Children will be introduced to safety rules, the scientific method, needed supplies (probably found in your house), and "lab" equipment (which you can also create by using common household materials). Experiments feature a thinking question; materials needed list, step-by-step instructions, sidebars on terminology, beyond science and applied science, and additional activities or information. 158 pages, indexed, softcover.
Fizz, gurgle, bubble, and brew! Hours of outrageous science fun await kids with Jill Hauser's incredible science concoctions. Kids explore a world of amazing science--from capillary action to liquid density to emulsions to plastics--all while making magical mixtures they concoct themselves! * Over 50 safe inexpensive science mixtures, using household ingredients, encourage kids to discover and think creatively. *Explore density with hovering veggies, explode colors in milk to learn about molecular movement, and cross-link polymers to make plastic blobber. *Concoct sticky water, gooblek, jigglin' gelatin worms, lava, liquid lasagna, and creepy water ghosts. Simple experiments with spectacular results make the wonder of science accessible to every child.