Hands-on Science

Hands-on Science

by Sarah Angliss, Maggie Hewson, Jack Challoner
     
 

Science takes a hands-on approach in this giant book of projects and experiments. All the essential subjects are covered -- electricity and magnets, forces and motion, sound and light, and matter and materials. Hundreds of simple, easy-to-do experiments explore the various scientific principles behind natural phenomena such as gravity, friction, centrifugal force,

Overview

Science takes a hands-on approach in this giant book of projects and experiments. All the essential subjects are covered -- electricity and magnets, forces and motion, sound and light, and matter and materials. Hundreds of simple, easy-to-do experiments explore the various scientific principles behind natural phenomena such as gravity, friction, centrifugal force, and the underlying laws of physics that help machines work. These fun, hands-on experiments that make it easy for anyone to become a rocket scientist!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Four authors of science books for children have contributed 150 easy-to-follow experiments about forces and motion, sound and light, electricity and magnets, and matter and materials. Each one is designed to take from 5 to 20 minutes to put together and execute (excluding the time it takes for glue to dry). Waiting for and observing the results may take longer, for example, growing crystals. Children must be able to cut accurately with scissors, and tape and glue with precision. The experiments are carefully selected to illustrate basic concepts such as weight and gravity, push and pull, and properties of matter. Colorful computer-generated illustrations and photographs accompany each observation. Safety precautions are included at the beginning of each section and reiterated when necessary. These experiments are accessible, easy to perform, and interesting.- Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753454404
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
06/15/2002
Series:
Hands-on Science Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Sarah Angliss has worked at the Science Museum in London, England organizing exhibitions and demonstrations for children ages 6-14. She has also writen several children's books on applied and contemporary science.

Maggie Hewson has taught science to elementary and middle school children for 23 years. Her present school is the recipient of the UK's Science School of the Year award.

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