Fun, easy-to-use, and accessible, this cool collection of science activities will have kids ages 9-12 eagerly carrying out experiments with common, everyday objects from the home and backyard. The captivating ideas range from DNA collection (getting samples from real cells in your mouth) to investigating carnivorous plants (“Trigger This: Explore the Properties of the Venus Flytrap’s Trigger Hairs”). Every topic is presented in appealing clear, reading-level-appropriate language with complementary experiments, sidebars, illustrations, photography, and extension activities.
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Nature Science Experiments: What's Hopping in a Dust Bunny? based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kudos to Edward Miller for making this book absolutely inviting! The bright colors and excellent design make this a great choice for anyone curious about nature, and especially things you can't see without a microscope. I especially liked the introduction: "How to Be a Mad Scientist in Eight Easy Steps." Step 6 is "Get a Henchman!" The first five chapters deal with DNA, bacteria and simple organisms (protists), dust mites, and worms. The final chapter deals with carnivorous plants -- slightly more difficult to locate than mud and pond water, but still quite interesting! The experiments tend to involve using a microscope, so keep that in mind. There are also directions which occasionally involve some adult supervision. I liked the way the author described the scienctific process, and the concepts behind the experiments. 6th grade and up.