Experiments with Liquids

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This book uses simple, hands-on experiments with liquids to teach readers how the scientific method works.

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Overview

This book uses simple, hands-on experiments with liquids to teach readers how the scientific method works.

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "My Science Investigations" series, these books aim at young scientists, providing an introduction to magnets and the scientific method, as well as some hands-on experiments. The introduction shows the reading level of the book. It is both easy to read and informative: "The most common liquid is water. It is found in oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams. Water is also found in animals, plants and other living things. Scientists who study water are called hydrologists." After an introduction to the scientific method, Taylor-Butler jumps into experiments. Her experiments are well set up. She provides a background, hypothesis and a procedure. Also, unlike many other science experiment books, she recommends doing several trials. Her explanation is brief, and comes at the end of the spread, so hopefully students have concluded the experiment before reading the expected results. Experiments include creating liquid rainbows, making solutions and float/sink. This book will work well for an early elementary unit on liquids. Photos of elementary school students performing the experiments accompany the text. The experiments are straight-forward but interesting. Backmatter includes a list of more resources, glossary and index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432953676
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: My Science Investigations
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 994,325
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Different Liquids 4

How Scientists Work 6

Changing States of matter 8

Liquid Rainbows 12

Making Solutions 16

Can It Float? 20

Soak it Up! 24

Your Turn! 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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