Science in Seconds for Kids

Science in Seconds for Kids

My son recently came home with parent homework in the form of a science project. I was so not looking forward to doing my homework, but this book that I purchased from Amazon was amazing. We had so much fun trying several of the ideas that thankfully it really didn’t feel like homework. Use some of the ideas for fun times with your kids. They really are interesting.
Let me know – if you like the book and fun ideas that you have used for your children’s science projects.

Editorial Reviews
From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4?A collection of quick, simple projects that use materials most kids will have around the house. Grouped into such subject areas as gravity, water, and light, most have just a few steps to follow. Instructions, illustrated by black-and-white drawings, are easy to understand and always note when adult help is needed. Each procedure is followed by an explanation of what should have happened and why. At times these explanations involve concepts that children might not easily grasp from the experiment alone. A description of light rays and focal points, for instance, is hard to follow without elaboration or diagrams. In another case, molecules are introduced as “…the smallest particles of a substance that can exist on their own,” which is accurate, but not the clearest way to describe them. Some activities are so predictable that reading about them can substitute for performing them. Other projects are more intriguing, such as using oil, water, and sunshine to make a rainbow, or creating a simple sand clock. The book is not terrifically exciting; its strength is that youngsters will be able to use it successfully on their own, and in many cases will learn a bit about science in the process.?Steven Engelfried, West Linn Library, OR
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
A nationally respected educator, Jean Potter draws on her vast experience to offer children an excellent opportunity to learn basic science quickly and have a great time doing it. The over 100 fast and simple experiments are organized by major themes of the science curriculum including air, colors, energy and the environment. Scores of illustrations make directions easy to follow.
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