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Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water,
Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! (Everything Kids
Science has never been so easy - or so much fun! With The Everything
Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few
household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested
science experiments. High school science teach Tom Robinson shows
you how to expand your scientific horizons - from biology to chemistry
to physics to outer space.
You'll discover answers to questions like:
- Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing
- What is inside coins?
- Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?
- Do toilets always flush in the same direction?
- Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person?
Get ready to enter the laboratory and learn how to conduct cool
experiments, understand scientific terms like "photosynthesis,"
and know fun facts like how many latex balloons per day can be made
from a rubber tree. Each section has a great science fair project,
complete with all the details you need to wow your teachers and
You won't want to wait for a rainy day or your school's science
fair to test these cool experiments for yourself!
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McGraw-Hill Big Book of Science Activities
From making an earthworm farm to launching a plastic bottle rocket,
here's hours of fun for curious kids ages 8 to 12. Plus, kids learn
a lot of science with the 250 simple-to-perform activities in this
book. In half an hour or less, using only readily available materials
like bottle caps and liquid detergent , kids can try experiments
that demonstrate real laws of chemistry and physics, principles
of animal and plant biology, geology, meteorology (the study of
weather), and astronomy. This well-illustrated, best of the best
collection from McGraw-Hill's popular "Science for Kids"
series also gives kids help putting together a science fair project.
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in Seconds for Kids : Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes
Make lightning in your room! Keep paper dry under water! Lose weight
by going upstairs! See colors that arent 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 arent 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. Youll
make a rainbow right on your floor, pop a balloon with a magnifying
glass, make a coffee can roll back to you after youve pushed
it away, and bend water as it streams from your faucetall
with the help of a leading educator. Children Ages 812
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Science Concoctions: 50 Mysterious Mixtures for Fabulous Fun
Kindergarten-Grade 6. Solutions, mixtures, emulsions, and gels
are but a few of the concoctions presented here. Although many of
the projects in this volume are familiar, it is the logical arrangement
of the material that sets it apart. A brief, concise, and lively
explanation of the scientific method and inexpensive ways to set
up a kitchen laboratory precede the actual experiments. Each chapter
builds on information previously presented. Activities can be conducted
separately, but the sequential logic of the text make this title
valuable for teaching basic chemistry principles. Pen-and-ink cartoon
illustrations are well placed, informative, and humorous. Safety
precautions are emphasized. Super Science is more informative than
Alan Kramer's How to Make a Chemical Volcano (Watts, 1991) and livelier
than Robert Gardner's Kitchen Chemistry (Silver Burdett, 1989).
So whether it's gooblek, thixotropic art, or a density necklace,
this book makes basic chemistry fun.?Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga
County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions: More Than 65 Wacky, Wild &
Jewel and Gem Goop. Make-it-Yourself Stickers. Tornado in a Bottle.
Funny Putty. Fruity Lip Gloss. Magic Muck. Snow Globe. Scratch &
Sniff Watercolors. Believe it or not, it's possible--easy, in fact!--to
make every one of these "wacky, wild, and crazy concoctions"
(and 57 more) using common household ingredients. John E. Thomas
and Danita Pagel have pulled together the cream of the crop of potions,
clays, and all-around weird swills for the pleasure of children
and scientists of all ages. Why not introduce the very youngest
artist of the house to the world of art with Puddin' Paint? Is there
a geologist in the house? Make an Instant Volcano--begins with a
fizz, then erupts in a bubbling flow of lava. Time for a bath? Try
Bathtub Finger Paints--bathers and the tub will get clean at the
same time! These truly amazing concoctions are not mess-free, but
they guarantee hours of absorbed, lively, creative fun, and inspiration
for a lifetime of imaginative endeavors. Brief scientific explanations
would have been a welcome addition, but maybe young readers will
be motivated to explore the chemical, physical, and geological origins
of these experiments on their own. Adult supervision is recommended
for all projects. (Ages 5 and older) --Emilie Coulter
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Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions 2: More Than 65 Wacky, Wild &
From the creators of the wildly popular book, The Ultimate Book
of Kid Concoctions comes a second inventive collection of wild potions
and crazy crafts--all easily and inexpensively made from common
household items. Kids should have a ball creating such wonders as
an edible ocean (gummy fish suspended in Jell-O) or a greenhouse
grown in a plastic bag. Among the 78 recipes are instructions for
making such revolutionary new artistic mediums as whipped cream
finger paint, dryer lint clay, and toothpaste putty. Quite a few
of the concoctions are edible--chocolate bowls and fruity leather
roll-ups sound particularly delicious--while others make great party
activities or simple gifts. Almost all the concoctions make a perfect
diversion for a bored child on a rainy afternoon. The simple, well-organized
instructions make the book easy for kids ages 8 and up to use, though
the authors call for adult supervision on all recipes. This is the
kind of craft book that's bound to become a family favorite--in
time, its large-format black and white pages should be covered with
the residue of many hours of messy fun. (Ages 8 to 12) --Marianne
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Ultimate Book of Holiday Kid Concoctions
I run a day home and with Christmas coming up it was wonderful
to find so many ideas for the little ones to do. First, we made
the Chocolate Kisses for them to give their parents for Chrismas.
A BIG one for the dads and a smaller one for the moms. :-) Actually,
I already had some white chocolate at home, so I bought some bags
of butterscotch chips and mixed them in and got caramel chocolate,
so that's what the dads got and the moms got the real chocolate.
We wrapped them in cellophane and put them in gift bags so they
look really cute. I also put little strips of paper in the tops
saying 'dad, you're the best' and 'we love you, mom.' Needless to
say, one of my daughters saw them and wanted to know where hers
is. by the way, she's married with children.
We have also made the applesauce/cinnamon ornaments this week,
so at the moment they are drying and next week we will decorate
them with glitter and so on. The kids had a ball kneeding the dough
in the plastic bag. They sat in a circle and passed it around so
everyone could have a squeeze. To tell the truth I was a little
skeptical that it would turn into dough, but 'presto', it worked.
Tommorow I am going on a hunt for the red and white Christmas candy
to make the candy wreaths. as crazy as it sounds, so far I have
not been able to find it in Calgary, so I am hoping to find some
of it somewhere so that we can make the wreaths next week.
Oh, and I nearly forgot, I also tried the Ice Cream, but that was
for me. :-)
I have just ordered your 2 previous books and can't wait to get
Thanks again for the lovely ideas.
Margaret in Calgary, Alberta
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Concoctions & Contraptions
Kid Concoctions and Contraptions is the fourth addition to international
best-selling authors John and Danita Thomas' award-winning series,
The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions.
Quickly duplicate popular toy store concoctions and contraptions
with common household items for just pennies.
In this book you will find dozens of all new wacky, wild and creative
recipes for creating exciting projects such as:
Super Bubble Ooze,
Indoor Hot Air Balloon,
Gooey Gun Drops,
Magic Marble Dip,
Wacky Window Paint,
Sea Monster Farm,
Hydro Jet Boat,
Movie Glass Candy,
And many more!