101 Great Science Experiments

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Make science fun with 101 exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home.

Make science fun with 101 exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home. Science writer Neil Ardley shows how you can use everyday objects to discover the basic principles of science and understand how these apply to the world around you. So if you want to make a volcano erupt, see around corners, find out how your eyes ...

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Overview

Make science fun with 101 exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home.

Make science fun with 101 exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home. Science writer Neil Ardley shows how you can use everyday objects to discover the basic principles of science and understand how these apply to the world around you. So if you want to make a volcano erupt, see around corners, find out how your eyes work, or build an electromagnet, this fascinating book will show you how.

Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-A colorful volume that is wide in scope but shallow in content. Ardley introduces many areas of science from electricity, to sound and music, to motion and machines. Each activity is given between half a page and two pages, and is illustrated with bright, full-color photographs that clearly show each step in the process. Two or three sentences summarize what takes place, but little of the science is explained. For instance, in ``Fly a hot-air balloon'' readers are told that hot air rises, but not why. The book does do a good job of presenting science as enjoyable and exciting. It could be useful if supplemented by titles such as Stephen P. Kramer's How to Think Like a Scientist (HarperCollins, 1987) and books on specific areas of interest, such as those found in the ``Eyewitness Science'' series.-Janet K. Hamilton, Museum of Science, Boston
Denia Hester
Many of these 101 science experiments are great, but there's also plenty of standard fare, such bottle gardens, construction of a circuit, and the perennial erupting volcano. What makes this book special is the clean, simple format with equally simple instructions. The experiments are grouped into 11 categories, including water and liquids, electricity, motion and machines, and the senses. Most of the experiments are laid out in seven steps or less. Crisp, color photographs and concise captions make each step easy to follow. Children of various ages are shown performing many of the procedures. A warning about being a safe scientist is fairly inconspicuous on the verso of the title page; a symbol for adult supervision is described there and appears throughout the text where cutting, heating, and potentially harmful substances are required. Young scientists should find plenty of ideas for experiments and activities that can be done with ordinary household items and found materials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789449214
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    Awesome!

    My kids and I enjoy this book so much we cannot get enough of doing the experiments. This makes me so happy because I really want for kids to gravitate to science and math. It is very appropriate for young children too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2001

    This book is fabulous

    As a teacher, I am always looking for that perfect book to give me ideas for crafts as well as inform me of ways to teach my kids. This book did both. Ardley does a wonderful job making science both interesting and fun for all ages. His easy-to-follow instructions for all of his experiments were very inviting, and my kids loved it. Thank you to Neil Ardley for making my job that much easier.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2000

    The Best Hands On Science Book Ever

    I am a huge fan of DK's clear simple text accompanied by inviting methodical visuals, but this book far exceeded my high expectations. The experiments fall into categories including Air and Gases, Water and Liquids, Growth, and Motion and Machines. Almost all of the experiments can be conducted with materials around the house, with only a few exceptions which may require a quick run to the hardware store. The experiments are unique, fun and clearly represent basic scientific principles. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a child who is a visual or tactile learner.

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