Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments; Capture Big Discoveries in a Jar, from the Magic of Chemistry and Physics to the Amazing Worlds of Earth Science and Biology

Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments; Capture Big Discoveries in a Jar, from the Magic of Chemistry and Physics to the Amazing Worlds of Earth Science and Biology

by Jonathan Adolph


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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 Details

ISBN-13: 9781612129860
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 42,692
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 Bubble
Earth Science for Earthlings
  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 Gauge
The 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 Do
Understanding 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

Metric Conversion Chart
Barometric Pressure Chart

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Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments; Capture Big Discoveries in a Jar, from the Magic of Chemistry and Physics to the Amazing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
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"
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
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