Christopher Maynard Kitchen Science

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Kitchen Science

 
9780789469724: Kitchen Science

Why do lemons give you a buzz? Why does a cornstarch and water mixture behave so strangely? What happens when you put water under pressure and why does it suffer from surface tension? Over 50 experiments show you that science is bubbling away all around us. Science has come out of the laboratory and into the real world. Kids can become scientists in their own homes using everyday ingredients and supplies to carry out experiments.

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About the Author:

Chris Maynard has written about 55 children's books. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 (The World of Weather) and his Informania Sharks was runner up for the TES Senior Information Book Award in 1998. Recently, he has discovered the joys of writing websites too.

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Grade 3-5-These titles are characterized by a spacious format; color photographs of attractive, enthusiastic children; and bright, clearly labeled procedures for basic experiments. Backyard Science treats insects and birds, soil science, water purification, sun and shadows, and more. Kitchen Science includes observations of mold growth, creating emulsions and colloids, bubble experiments, and fizzy projects using baking soda and vinegar. Safety warnings are indicated in triangular icons. Colored boxes explain exactly what is happening scientifically. The superior design and clever texts, which use humor, instruction, and questioning to convey information, make these volumes new and fresh.
Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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