Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists ages 8 and up. Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, small stalactites, and, of course, great goo and super slime! With a little ingenuity, the jar can be converted into a lava lamp, a water prism, a balloon barometer, and a compass. Each fun-packed project offers small-scale ways to illustrate the big-picture principles of chemistry, botany, biology, physics, and more.
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Jonathan Adolph, the former editor of the award-winning FamilyFun magazine, developed hundreds of “stealth learning” games and kitchen-science activities in his 20-year career. He specializes in making technical information fun for kids and is an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Massachusetts. He lives with his family in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
What’s So Great About Science? Why Mason Jars? Using the Scientific Method to Solve Mysteries The Magic of Chemistry Lava Lamp 2.0 Water Fireworks Wide World of Slimes: Goo, Slime, Microwave Play Clay Red Cabbage Chemistry Set A Penny for Your Scientific Thoughts Fun With Crystals A Better BubbleEarth Science for Earthlings Jar-rarium At-Home Museum String of Stalactites Cornstarch Quicksand Homemade Compass Dead Sea in a Jar How's the Weather: Balloon Barometer, Tiny Tornado, Conjure a Cloud, Rain GaugeThe Root of All Fun: Botany Capillary Colors Root View The Kitchen Jar-den: Cool Carrot Forest, Super Sweet Potato, Awesome Avocado Tree Grass heads Very Berry Ink Seedling Superman!It’s Alive! Biology Make a Bug Vacuum Hummingbird Feeder Critter Containers: Worm Composter, Cricket Concert Hall, Caterpillar Diner The Incredible (Inedible) Egg Pickle Factory The Yeast You Could DoUnderstanding Matter in Motion: Physics Walking Water Colors Tower of Liquids Balloon Vacuum Light Bender Heron’s Fountain Physics Tricks: Unspillable Jar, Balancing Act, Unwettable Paper Towel Glossary Metric Conversion Chart Barometric Pressure Chart Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a book on one specific jar, the famous mason jar. In addition, you can create and make things from all parts of the science world. The best part of this book is that these projects and the directions are simple. So no wonder, kids, and even adults will enjoy doing these things because they are fun and end with awesome results. I know I am enjoying some already! Now, the different parts of science that are covered inside the book would be biology, botany, earth science, chemistry, and physics. From each of these sections, you can make so many unique things and it's all with the help of one jar, which has been getting popular in so many ways. So nowadays, it's easy to find them and some homes, like mine, already have many. I really feel that learning science in a more physical way, is so much more interesting and this book has so much appeal that no one will want to put it down. From a child's point of view, kids will probably enjoy working like a scientist working on these fun projects. Plus, it can always be a fun game with each project, building a hypothesis before beginning and seeing if it happens or not. No matter the results, in the end, there is an awesome product you get something fun to use or new creation. So it's always a win-win with this book of projects, not just in learning but building a bond with science and feeling rewarded by success. Finally, I honestly love this book! It's full of fun creative ways to make science come to life! The directions are easy to follow and make learning how ingredients come together to create something spectacular. I love the unique itmes that can be made inside a mason jar, just as titled. The thickness of the glass is able to withstand every ingredient, and what comes from it is one spectacular creation. "I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review"
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