5 Really Good Books: Science Experiments For Your Kids Part 1

Welcome to our latest installment of 5 Really Good Books!  This is the first of a two-part installment featuring really cool science project books that we have available for checkout in our library.

This installment is sharing 5 really great books featuring science experiments for you and your kids.  Are you working on homeschooling your children and teaching them science?  Do you have a child who is extremely curious about the world around them and possibly becoming a scientist?  Or are you just looking for additional free-time projects available for them to keep the boredom away?  We’ve got some great solutions for you.

Many of these books feature super-easy experiments to complete with fun results.  Most will take equipment or items that you already probably have laying around your home.  If you like to place a copy on hold or check one of the books out, be sure to click the link immediately following the description of the book.

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Cabinet Science Projects:  Fifty Amazing Science Experiments to Make With Everyday Ingredients

Dr. Michelle Dickinson

Summary:

Grab a plate and dig in to 50 exciting science projects that use everyday kitchen items! Perfect for kids ages 8 to 12 interested in STEM, this book makes experimenting safe, easy, and (sometimes) tasty.

This vividly designed book of experiments is perfect for little scientists everywhere with 50 hands-on activities for curious kids with a passion for STEM and STEAM. All projects within this jam-packed title are excellent for learning basic scientific principles without leaving your house – the materials are just everyday items found in the kitchen! These experiments range in difficulty level and category–from Construction and Sound to Electricity and Pressure–so kids can do some on their own or work with an adult.

It’s no surprise that some of the projects even double as treats since we’re working in the kitchen! Kids can study and snack with experiments like:
 Unicorn Noodles
 Instant Ice Cream
 Candy Crystals

Written by Michelle Dickinson, a scientist who studies atomic particles, these precise yet easy-to-follow instructions make mind-blowing science experiments easy for everyone, whether for science fairs or just family fun. With experiments tested by hundreds of households around the world, Kitchen Cabinet Science Projects is the perfect gift for all ages.

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Experiment With Outdoor Science

Nick Arnold

Summary:

Science isn’t limited to the classroom—it can be found out in the garden! This photographic book of experiments and projects covers covers chemical reactions, states of matter, microbiology, and much more—all with materials and equipment that can be found at home.

The STEAM Ahead series shows readers that science isn’t limited to the classroom—it can be found out in the garden, cooked up in the kitchen, and brought to life with paper and paints! Each book features clear, step-by-step instructions and has a fresh, contemporary design, with an emphasis on fun, achievable experiments to give kids hands-on experiences. The science behind each experiment is explained, giving readers the theory behind the practical activities.

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Kate the Chemist:  The Big Book of Experiments

Kate Biberdorf

Summary:

Packed with 25 incredible science experiments kids can do at home, Kate the Chemist introduces young scientists to the fascinating world of STEM!

Learn how to make slime, fake tattoos, edible snot, and more! With 25 kid-friendly science experiments, and stunning full-color photographs, Kate the Chemist’s Big Book of Experiments, shows kids just how fun science can be. Experiments include step-by-step instructions, ingredients, supporting photos, and a note from Kate about how each experiment works.

Create future engineers, scientists, and inventors, and introduce your child to the world of STEM with Kate the Chemist’s Big Book of Experiments!

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Janice VanCleave’s Big Book of Science Experiments

Janice VanCleave

Summary:

With more than 100 experiments, Janice VanCleave’s Big Book of Science Experiments lives up to its name! Featuring brand new experiments, such as making slime to better understand chemistry, and creating safe explosions to better understand physics, and updated experiments from some of her most popular books, Janice VanCleave is bringing her trusted learning approach to science to today’s students. Students will love the full color spreads and fun experiments. Teachers and students will love that the supplies for the experiments are easily obtained, that the experiments are step-by-step, and that the Next Generation Science Standards are a part of every lesson

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Natural Disasters!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Johannah Haney

Summary:

Discover the power of the weather in this full-color introduction to natural disasters for kids ages 7 to 10 that explores the science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, wildfires, and tornadoes with STEM projects and real-world connections!

Have you ever felt the ground beneath your feet move in an earthquake? Have you ever had to ride out a blizzard at home? Natural Disasters! With 25 Science Projects for Kids guides kids ages 7 to 10 through a scientific introduction to the forces behind extreme meteorological events. Earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, wildfires, and more affect people around the world and appear in the news almost daily. Plus, climate change adds more fuel to storms, affects water supply, and makes conditions ripe for wildfires and rising water levels. Learn the science behind why!

– Through interactive STEM and STEAM projects that simulate natural disasters and the science behind them, such as modeling plate tectonics, diagramming atmospheric conditions, and science journaling, students learn about the mechanics of these disasters, how to prepare for them, and how to be of service to others experiencing them.

– A focus on conservation will empower students to do their part to help curb climate change and mitigate the effects of natural disasters.

– Readers learn about different kinds of extreme weather including Hurricane Katrina, flooding in Texas, California wildfires, and the tornadoes that struck southern United States in 2011.

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