Science Smart: Cool Projects for Exploring The Marvels of the Planet Earth

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Vibrantly colorful pictures plus 150 creative crafts and entertaining experiments equal science fun for kids. From a hot air balloon to a primitive kiln, here's the hands-on way for children to learn all about the world around them. Every project will encourage the budding scientist and inventor, and sidebars throughout answer the important questions. Youngsters can construct an observation station to study close-to-home wildlife; create a "fossil" that looks a million years old; and chart where things are by making and using maps of all kinds. They can even assemble a cross staff to measure the altitude of stars just as the early explorers did. It's perfect for science fairs, school projects, or just for the joy of discovery.

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Grade 4-7-This book combines three previously published titles, Geology Crafts for Kids (1998), Science Crafts for Kids (1997), and Geography Crafts for Kids (2002, all Lark). The original texts and photographs remain unchanged, with minimal reorganization of sections to prevent duplication. Step-by-step instructions and simple black-and-white illustrations clearly outline how to construct the projects, while color photographs make them attractive. Sidebars illuminate scientific concepts and present relevant, interesting tidbits. In the first section, the sidebars contain text laid over busy graphics, making them difficult to read. The projects are in large part difficult; numerous crafts require the use of sharp objects or tools, and adult assistance. Also, many require materials from hardware or art-supply stores. However, from a solar food dryer to a primitive kiln, the selection of crafts is outstanding. In trying to entice reluctant scientists, this title will likely bring success.
Jenna Gould, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
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