Use everyday materials to have fun and learn while doing science experiments.
365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials by E. Richard Church, Louis V. Loeschnig, and Muriel Mandell. Illustrated by Francis Zweifel.
This is a fabulous book that’s just great for those intermediate grades. It’s full of wonderful science projects using common everyday materials like soap, paper and water.
With this book you can start with any chapter to do any experiment, but we found it best to just work through the book in order. Boys and girls seem to love science, but these are also a fun way to introduce topics you may not have thought about.
We loved the format of the book with its 1000 illustrations of earthquakes, light, energy, erosion, molecules and chemical changes.
Science is fun for everyone but all the experiments in the book will provide a surprise. The surprise might be that the amazing experiment works or you might be surprised at what happens!
Twenty-six different sections provide experiments. Try making a galvanometer, a lemon rocket and red cabbage “litmus” paper. Play with bubbles and make a bubble in a bubble or make a rainbow in a bubble or take a bubble dancing.
Learn the astounding balancing coin and the mysterious balancing dinner fork. What about tsunamis and earthquakes with snow, iceballs and glaciers. If you are interested in plants you can learn about phototropism, perspiration and transpiration and plant seeds and seedlings.
Learn about gravity and magnetism, fossils and weather. Spend time experimenting with atmosphere, water and wind.
This book was so much fun, I recommend it.
I bought this book as a gift for grandsons; it is an excellent science book.
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