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Yikes! Wow! Yuck!: Fun Experiments for Your First Science Fair

Yikes! Wow! Yuck!: Fun Experiments for Your First Science Fair

by Elizabeth Snoke Harris, Nora Thompson
     
 
Kids are participating in science fairs earlier than ever—and what better way to get them started than with this exciting new guide designed especially for younger children? It’s part of Lark’s successful Science Fair program, and it makes fairs fun, accessible, and educational for early primary grade students. In addition to a super “Official

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Kids are participating in science fairs earlier than ever—and what better way to get them started than with this exciting new guide designed especially for younger children? It’s part of Lark’s successful Science Fair program, and it makes fairs fun, accessible, and educational for early primary grade students. In addition to a super “Official All You Need to Know to Do a Great Science Fair Project” section, this fully-illustrated collection features 25 curriculum-appropriate activities to choose from, plus guidance on how to perform experiments, analyze the data, and draw conclusions. And kids will love the projects, which include preserving jack-o-lanterns, studying the domino effect, making fruit and vegetable dyes, spinning eggs, and doing some rubber-band bungee.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michael Chabin
Lark Books has always struck me as a neat place to work. In particular, their science books look like fun. This one certainly does—and is. It is also informative. I am a reasonably scientifically-minded person, but I did not know that you can wash everything except the gluten out of bread dough. Nor did I know that two Cheerios floating close enough in still water will move toward each other. I did not know why they do so. I did know that people have used vegetable dyes for thousands of years, but I have never used them myself. Wonderful illustrations fill the pages and the kind of hideous jokes nine year olds love tend to pop up when least expected: "Why did the teacher's eyes cross? Because she couldn't control her pupils!" (Why, you ask, is that funny? Ask your kid.) Experiments are safe, interesting, and open-ended. The instructions are clear and easy-to-follow. At , even the price is right! In fact, the only problem I have with this book, is not a problem with the book at all. It is that science fairs, while well-intentioned, have turned the best game a brain can play into a competitive sport that has more to do with resume-building than with creating any sense of what real scientists do with their days. My recommendation? Buy the book for kids you like and tell them to ignore the science fair part. Reviewer: Michael Chabin
School Library Journal

Gr 3-6- The experiments in this collection are based on everyday things in students' lives, such as Jell-O, potatoes, cereal, foggy mirrors, and exploding soda. Each one has clear, step-by-step directions and culminating questions. Ways to expand and change the projects are also included. Jokes are interspersed to add a bit of fun, and safety tips are included in the introduction and experiments designated "Adult Supervision Required." The illustrations offer a glimpse of what the experiment will include. There are many science-fair books available, but this one clearly introduces the steps necessary to prepare an entry for such an event.-Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579909307
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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