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Experimenting with Science: Think, Test, and Learn!

Experimenting with Science: Think, Test, and Learn!

Olivia J. Mullins

ISBN: 978-1-119-29134-3

Jun 2016

128 pages



Cool projects that let your kid test the laws of science

There's no better way to learn about the world around us than to test how things work—and that's exactly what this book guides kids to do. Featuring easily achievable projects your youngster can complete using simple household items, Experimenting with Science is designed to appeal to your little one's inner Einstein—and helps them have a whole lot of fun in the process.

From mixing up potions and testing the invisible force of air to conducting experiments that reveal how the brain works, your aspiring scientist will have his or her hands—and mind—full from page one! And the best part is that you can safely let them work on their own, which helps instill confidence, independence, and pride as they watch in wonder as each project unfolds.

  • Appropriate for children aged 7-11
  • Simple explanations guide children to complete three projects using household items
  • The full-color design, short page count, and easy-to-follow instructions are designed to appeal to kids
  • Brought to you by the trusted For Dummies brand

If your kid's been blinded by science, this book puts a lens on a fascinating world of experimentation that's within their grasp!

Introduction 2

About Scientists 2

About This Book 2

Safety 4

About You 4

What You Need to Know 4

About the Icons 5

Project 1 The Forces Around You 6

What Is a Force? 6

Make a Paper Clip Jump 9

Make a Paper Clip Reach for the Sky 11

Static Electricity: Make a Plastic Bag Sticky 15

Bend a Stream of Water 17

Laugh at the Force of Gravity 20

Swing, Swing: Cup Is Upside Down, but the Water Won't Fall Down 23

Project 2 Air Pressure and Earth Science 26

Air, Air Is Everywhere 26

Balloon Rocket 29

The Impossible Task: Blowing a Ball into a Bottle 32

Fountain Air Pressure Trick 34

Just One Breath: Make a Windbag and Blow it Up Quick 36

Make Water Float, Make Water Sink 40

Project 3 Sound Waves 44

What Is Sound? 44

Who Knew You Could Do That with a Balloon? 46

Rubber Band Music 48

Sound Moves Through a String 50

Make Salt Jump with Your Voice 53

Project 4 Chemistry 55

What Is Chemistry? 55

Tie-Dye Milk 57

Every Scientist Needs a Little Oobleck 59

Bounce an Egg 62

Blow up a Balloon with a Chemical Reaction 64

Citric Acid and Baking Soda: Endothermic Reaction 67

Yeast and the Stuff in That Brown Bottle:

Exothermic Reaction 69

Project 5 Plants and Animals 72

Introduction to the Living Stuff 72

Sprout an Avocado Seed 74

Grow Seeds in a Plastic Baggy 78

Three Seed Goo 80

How Much Sugar? 84

Taste Bud Detection 88

Fat Keeps You Warm 90

Project 6 Perceiving Is Believing 92

It's All in Your Head 92

Jelly Bean Taste Test 95

Where's That Sound? 97

Poke Your Friend in the Name of Science 99

The Water is Warm – No Cold – No@102

The Penny Challenge 105

Project 7 Art and Science 107

Delicious Smelling Paint 108

Shaving Cream Patterns 110

Two Pictures Become One 113

Magnet Monsters 117