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Science Experiments That Fly and Move: Fun Projects for Curious Kids
     

Science Experiments That Fly and Move: Fun Projects for Curious Kids

by Kristi Lew
 

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Get ready to make marshmallow catapults, zooming balloons, and floating hovercrafts. With just a few household items, you can create these science experiments and more. You'll also find out what causes these projects to fly and move. Science has never been this much fun!

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Get ready to make marshmallow catapults, zooming balloons, and floating hovercrafts. With just a few household items, you can create these science experiments and more. You'll also find out what causes these projects to fly and move. Science has never been this much fun!

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "Fun Projects for Curious Kids" series, Lew lays out projects that are simple yet really move, and yes, they are indeed fun. But the experiment is often the easy part; the explanation of the science involved is more difficult. Lew does this part extremely well. For example, in the project called Surface Magic, readers are asked to create a floating square out of toothpicks. They then disrupt the water's surface tension using dish soap and the toothpicks move apart. Lew explains: "Water molecules stick together...But soap molecules are different. One end of the molecule is attracted to water, but the other end pushes water away. When you added soap to the water, it moved the molecules around, making the toothpicks move too." The book shows photos of real kids building each of these nine projects, and has very clear step-by-step instructions. This book, and the series as a whole, will be enjoyed by a class, or by an individual reader. Backmatter includes a glossary, a list of related books, a connection to Capstone's safe search engine (FactHound), and an index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429662529
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Kitchen Science Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
IG730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

A former high school teacher with a background in biochemistry and more than 10 years of experience in cytogenetic laboratories, Kristi Lew specializes in taking complex scientific information and making it fun and interesting for scientists and non-scientists alike. She is the author of more than 20 science books for children and teachers.

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