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I would like to recommend the following science books for your child. When you click on the book title, you will be linked to Amazon.com, a book retailer. I have found Amazon.com to be an inexpensive, safe, and convenient way to order books.
to Science Inquiry by Tik Liem
This is a classic resource of 350+ mini-experiments and demonstrations. A must for teachers!
A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking
From the big bang to the theory of relativity, this phenomenal bestseller will challenge your imagination and expand your grasp of the cosmos!
A Brief History of Time and the Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen Hawking
Two great books in one paperback - they will definitely change your view of the world!
Mr. Wizard's Experiments for Young Scientists by Don Herbert
Since his show first appeared almost 40 years ago, Mr. Wizard has become a household name. His hardcover book has been a strong backlist title for many years, and it is now available in paperback. Illustrated
Mr. Wizard's 400 Experiments in Science by Don Herbert
This is a classic! I remember this book from when I first became interested in science!
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You by Vicki Cobb
Describes more than sixty tricks based on scientific experiments. Science experiments designed to broaden and otherwise improve ordinary intuition. The explanation following each experiment tells more about basic scientific laws.
Bet You Can't! Science Impossibilities to Fool You by Vicki Cobb
More tricks to try from Vicki Cobb
Wanna Bet? Science Challenges to Fool You by Vicki Cobb
This long-awaited companion to the phenomenally bestselling Bet You Can! and Bet You Can't! is loaded with clever surprises and puzzlers that are easy to execute and fun. Simple experiments demonstrate basic scientific principles such as gravity, energy, and mechanics.
Janice Vancleave's Physics for Every Kid : 101 Easy
Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound (Science
for Every Kid) by Janice Pratt VanCleave.
Contains 101 fully tested experiments, in each case complete with a discussion of the experiment's purpose, a list of materials, illustrated instructions, a clue to expected results and a scientific explanation in understandable terms. Most of the materials required are available around the house and all experiments are safe. Designed to make the learning of physics a rewarding and fun experience and to encourage kids to seek more knowledge about science.
Janice Vancleave's 201 Awesome, Magical, Bizarre, & Incredible Experiments by Janice Pratt VanCleave. A treasury of science experiments designed to show children that science is more than a list of facts--it is fun! Guides kids through the steps necessary to successfully complete an experiment, teaching them the best method of solving problems and discovering answers. 201 short experiments cover five different fields--astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics.
The Magic Wand and Other Bright Experiments on Light and Color (Exploratorium Science Snackbook Series) An educational and entertaining book containing 25 easy-to-perform experiments, illustrated with scores of line drawings, photographs and sidebars. Projects include learning why the sky is blue and the sunset red using a flashlight and a clear box of milky water; exploring reflection by building a kaleidoscope with mirrors, duct tape and cardboard; investigating light waves and refraction by constructing a magnifying lens from a light bulb and fishbowl filled with water.
The Spinning Blackboard and Other Dynamic Experiments on Force and Motion (Exploratorium Science Snackbook Series) The 23 experiments in this fun and educational text are designed to help teachers, parents, and students examine some of the physical principles they use in everyday life. These simple-to-perform projects are miniature versions of some of the best exhibits in the Exploratorium Science Museum. Contains a list of the materials needed, how to find them, assembly instructions, helpful hints, as well as numerous photographs and line drawings.
The Cheshire Cat and Other Eye-Popping Experiments on How We See the World (Exploratorium Science Museum Snackbook Series) Features 26 experiments that are written at an adult level but can be performed by children as young as eight. These activities include how the eye works, how your brain and eyes use limited information to create a complete picture and how prior experience influences perception. Contains a wealth of photographs, line drawings and sidebars.
The Cool Hot Rod and Other Electrifying Experiments on Energy and Matter (The Exploratorium Science Snackbook Series) An engaging and educational collection of 22 experiments which explores magnetic fields, electric currents, the effect of heat and cold on the size of objects, how clouds form, how molecules behave and more. All the activities are easy to perform and are illuminated with numerous line drawings, photographs and sidebars.
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