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Science Crafts for Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Invent & Create
     

Science Crafts for Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Invent & Create

by Gwen Diehn, Terry Krautwurst
 
Discover what a scientist's life is really like by making interesting stuff like a rocket kite and a hypsometer that measures a building's height. Grow your own Mold and Fungus Garden, manage a wormery, or make a Pit Kiln to bake "fossils." "This colorful, hands-on guide introduces a number of different branches of science. The projects range from the fairly simple

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Discover what a scientist's life is really like by making interesting stuff like a rocket kite and a hypsometer that measures a building's height. Grow your own Mold and Fungus Garden, manage a wormery, or make a Pit Kiln to bake "fossils." "This colorful, hands-on guide introduces a number of different branches of science. The projects range from the fairly simple (clay-pot wind chimes, pinwheel helicopter) to the complex (model grist mill, powered model boats, xylophone)....Extensive informational sidebars explain the principles involved. Attractive, full-color photographs show a variety of actively involved, enthusiastic kids."—SLJ. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 10

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-This colorful, hands-on guide introduces a number of different branches of science. The projects range from the fairly simple (clay pot wind chimes, pinwheel helicopter) to the complex (model grist mill, powered model boats, xylophone). The detailed instructions include a list of materials needed and explanatory line drawings. The activities are divided into four sections: air, water, earth, and fire. Extensive informational sidebars explain the principles involved. Attractive, full-color photographs show a variety of actively involved, enthusiastic kids. However, only 8 of the 50 projects listed in the contents have a ``needs adult help'' symbol, yet many of them require the use of a saw, razor knife, and/or drill and could be dangerous without adult supervision. Judith Hahn's How Science Works (Readers Digest, 1991) is another excellent source with sound scientific information and more adequate adult supervision advisories.-Eunice Weech, M.L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL

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ISBN-13:
9780806902845
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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