My Little Handbook of Experiments
Some Super Ideas on How to Have Fun With Experiments!Book - 2012
Have fun doing experiments! Simple and varied experiments, explained step by step, will give children an understanding of the world of science. This book offers fifty-four experiments that cover physics, water, light, and ecology, which the children will be able to do alone. Budding researchers will love it!
Featuring full-color illustrations on every page, My Little Handbook of Experiments: Sciences, Water and Light, Ecology is a step-by-step guide filled with easy-to-perform science experiments that young people can do with everyday household items. From making one's own rainbow with a mirror, a spoonful of oil, a dish, water, and a strong flashlight; to creating a simple kaleidoscope, exploring optical illusions, observing how an egg can float in salty water while sinking in fresh water, and more, these activities teach simple lessons as well as offering hands-on fun for rainy days. Some experiments are marked with a "caution" exclamation point sign, in order to signify the importance of adult supervision (especially the ones that involve electricity, such as creating a very simple electric lightbulb). My Little Handbook of Experiments is a treasury for inquisitive young minds, highly recommended.
Grades 3-5 "This book includes a set of simply executed science experiments presented by cartoon characters Lea and her brother, Hugo. Experiments are arranged topically, including a chapter on basic scientific principles and inventions, water and light, and ecology. The format of experiments--and there are, admirably, a whole lot of them--is consistent from page to page, which makes it easy for young readers to understand. An illustrated materials list is shown on the left of every page and a "Did You Know?" sidebar is to the right, which explains the finer scientific points of the experiment at hand. Illustrations of Lea or Hugo are shown in each and every step actually executing the directions explained in the text. Each chapter also has its own glossary for unfamiliar terms. Because of the sheer number of experiments, difficulty varies wildly, but for a one-stop shop, this is a great resource to have on hand."