Gross Science Projects

Gross Science Projects

by Jodi Lyn Wheeler-Toppen
     
 

Put on your lab goggles and get your barf bag ready. From giant boogers to a manure garden, these aren't your usual science projects. Get ready to have more fun than most science teachers allow with the gross projects in this book.

Overview

Put on your lab goggles and get your barf bag ready. From giant boogers to a manure garden, these aren't your usual science projects. Get ready to have more fun than most science teachers allow with the gross projects in this book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
You can spit, you can try a bathroom plunger in the mud, and you can make a batch of fake snot. What is not to like? Oh yeah, and you can do science at the same time. These easy demonstration experiments are not going to win a science fair, but they will drag reluctant kids to the table (or front yard), to get messy, and maybe they will remember to answer questions about the experiment at the same time. Besides the three mentioned, the author suggests melting a Styrofoam cup, making slime out of cornstarch, testing sweat, mummifying a fish, dissolving eggshells, and finally, using poop (rabbit and worm). Yes, most of these demonstrations can be found in other books, but the collection is unique in its grossness approach. She also does a decent job of not losing the science to the drama that the grossness might cause. Each experiment is well illustrated with pictures and explanations. Unusual terms are defined on the page, but a glossary in the back addresses more standard vocabulary words—such as “evaporate” and “gland.” Other parts of the back matter include a list of resources and an index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen; Ages 8 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429699242
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,293,664
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Jodi Wheeler-Toppen is the author of more than 10 books for children and teachers. She holds a PhD in science education from the University of Georgia. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her family. When she's not doing science with children or teachers, she's trying to build a whatcha-ma-jigaroo out of spare parts. It will surely be a remarkable device (if she can ever get it to work)!

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