Yikes! Wow! Yuck! Fun Experiments For Your First Science Fair
kids Are Participating In Science Fairs Earlier Than Ever—and What Better Way To Get Them Started Than With This Exciting New Guide Designed Especially For Younger Children? It’s Part Of Lark’s Successful Science Fair Program, And It Makes Fairs Fun, Accessible, And Educational For Early Primary Grade Students. In Addition To A Super “official All You Need To Know To Do A Great Science Fair Project” Section, This Fully-illustrated Collection Features 25 Curriculum-appropriate Activities To Choose From, Plus Guidance On How To Perform Experiments, Analyze The Data, And Draw Conclusions. And Kids Will Love The Projects, Which Include Preserving Jack-o-lanterns, Studying The Domino Effect, Making Fruit And Vegetable Dyes, Spinning Eggs, And Doing Some Rubber-band Bungee.
lark Books Has Always Struck Me As A Neat Place To Work. In Particular, Their Science Books Look Like Fun. This One Certainly Doesand Is. It Is Also Informative. I Am A Reasonably Scientifically-minded Person, But I Did Not Know That You Can Wash Everything Except The Gluten Out Of Bread Dough. Nor Did I Know That Two Cheerios Floating Close Enough In Still Water Will Move Toward Each Other. I Did Not Know Why They Do So. I Did Know That People Have Used Vegetable Dyes For Thousands Of Years, But I Have Never Used Them Myself. Wonderful Illustrations Fill The Pages And The Kind Of Hideous Jokes Nine Year Olds Love Tend To Pop Up When Least Expected: Why Did The Teacher's Eyes Cross? Because She Couldn't Control Her Pupils! (why, You Ask, Is That Funny? Ask Your Kid.) Experiments Are Safe, Interesting, And Open-ended. The Instructions Are Clear And Easy-to-follow. At , Even The Price Is Right! In Fact, The Only Problem I Have With This Book, Is Not A Problem With The Book At All. It Is That Science Fairs, While Well-intentioned, Have Turned The Best Game A Brain Can Play Into A Competitive Sport That Has More To Do With Resume-building Than With Creating Any Sense Of What Real Scientists Do With Their Days. My Recommendation? Buy The Book For Kids You Like And Tell Them To Ignore The Science Fair Part. Reviewer: Michael Chabin
Author : Elizabeth Snoke Harris
Publisher : Lark Books
Published Year : 2008
Format : Hardcover, 112 pages
Dimensions : 8.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)
ISBN : 1579909302
ISBN13 : 9781579909307
Kids are participating in science fairs earlier than ever—and what better way to get them started than with this exciting new guide designed especially for younger children? It’s part of Lark’s successful Science Fair program, and it makes fairs fun, accessible, and educational for early primary grade students. In addition to a super "Official All You Need to Know to Do a Great Science Fair Project” section, this fully-illustrated collection features 25 curriculum-appropriate activities to choose from, plus guidance on how to perform experiments, analyze the data, and draw conclusions. And kids will love the projects, which include preserving jack-o-lanterns, studying the domino effect, making fruit and vegetable dyes, spinning eggs, and doing some rubber-band bungee.