Zap! Blink! Taste! Think!: Exciting Life Science for Curious Minds

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Here are great ideas for learning life science fundamentals at home or in the classroom! More than two dozen fun-to-do experiments both test and introduce kids to the five senses, as well as to botany, food chemistry, crime science, natural cycles, and human psychology. Young people learn to test their sense of depth perception, cultivate herbs, record and analyze fingerprints, assemble a home-made but accurate scale to balance weights, make a mini compost bin, prepare pickles and yogurt, and conduct many other science-based activities. The author presents ideas and instructions for science fair projects, including original experiments on enzyme action, decomposition, memory, and more. Attractive, easy-to-follow diagrams illustrate each step. Younger children will need adult supervision when carrying out many of these experiments. (Ages 11-15)

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Zap!
Blink!
Taste!
Think!
Exciting Life Science for Curious Minds


Here are life science activities kids can perform at school or at home. They learn to test their sense of depth perception, cultivate herbs, dust for fingerprints, assemble an accurate balance, make a mini compost bin, prepare pickles and yogurt, collect and analyze data, and conduct many other science-based activities.
Clear color diagrams illustrate each step.

Recommended for students in grades 5 through 10 with adult supervision.

Kids will also enjoy Janet Parks Chahrour?s companion physical science activity book?
Flash, Bang! Pop! Fizz! Exciting Science for Curious Minds

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“... a super edition to your home science library ...”
Homeschooling Today, December 2003
“This volume is an excellent source book for any elementary school, junior high, or home library. The colorful illustrations, large print, and clear directions make it easy to use and a pleasure to look at. ... The listing of National Science Standards and their correlation with activities will be useful for the classroom teacher. ... Since the activities in the text use household materials, this book will be useful for homeschooled students and their parents. ... Ms. Chahrour has done an excellent job in inspiring, educating, and amusing the reader of this volume.”
Science Books & Films, October 2003
“a great source for elective extras supplementary activities, science fair suggestions, and science party projects ... It’s also nicely presented, with color illustrations and diagrams, precise instructions, and detailed record and observation sheets ...”
Home Education Magazine, July-August 2003
"Local science teacher Janet Parks Chahrour, author of Flash! Bang Pop! Fizz! has compiled 24 biology experiments with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and clearly written concept explanations. Reproducible record/observation sheets guide your child in carefully observing and recording results. Students test depth perception, cultivate herbs, dust for fingerprints, assemble a balance, prepare pickles and yogurt, collect and analyze data and more. The recording techniques, completeness of experiments, and accessibility of ingredients and props set these books apart from their competitors.”
Homeschool Network of Greater Cincinnati Newsletter, April 2003

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