Science Wizardry for Kids

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9780764141775: Science Wizardry for Kids

This revamped, re-styled, and updated edition of the popular hands-on book of experiments for kids demonstrates that learning the fundamentals of science can be exciting and fun. Clear directions for scores of safe and easy-to-perform experiments teach kids principles of physics, chemistry, meteorology, astronomy, geology, and the life sciences. A small sample of the book's experiments include--

  • Testing various foods for their starch content, and in the process discovering a method for making invisible ink
  • Understanding the physical properties of air by constructing a kite, a miniature windmill, and a paper airplane
  • Forecasting the weather by constructing a home-made barometer from objects that are easy to find around the house
  • Creating a perfectly safe electric current, using just a fresh lemon, a paperclip, and a piece of copper wire

    These and many more experiments are presented with guidelines for budding scientists, safety rules to remember and follow, and simple advice on thinking and asking questions like a scientist. Brand-new and attractive full-color illustrations on most pages.
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    Science Wizardry for Kids
    Second Edition


    Open this book and discover that physics and chemistry are fun . . . astronomy and meteorology are awesome. . . and geology and life science are spectacular! You'll find clear, easy-to-follow directions for performing fascinating and safe experiments in all of the sciences.

  • Test different foods for their starch content, and you'll also discover a method for making invisible ink
  • Observe and understand the physical properties of air by constructing a kite, a miniature windmill, and a paper airplane
  • Forecast the local weather by assembling a homemade barometer from easy-to-find objects
  • Create a perfectly safe electric current, using just a fresh lemon, a paperclip, and a piece of copper wire

    You'll find these and many more fun projects with safety rules to remember and follow plus simple advice on learning to think and ask questions like a scientist.

    Hundreds of color illustrations
  • About the Author:

    Margaret Kenda is a writer specializing in creative, hands-on projects for children. Her books' subjects include science, math, geography, inventions, language, and cooking. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a doctorate from the University of Iowa. She lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

    Phyllis S. William is the original co-author of Barron's Wizardry for Kids books. A graduate of Bates College and the University of Maine, she is a retired nurse and counselor. She lives in Bangor, Maine.

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