Reviews for Science Experiments That Surprise and Delight : Fun Projects for Curious Kids

Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 October
This is a series that encourages students to discover the underlying principle for specific chemical interactions using common household ingredients. Topics such as "Dancing Raisins," "Electric Lemons," "Soda Shooter," and "Bobbing Blobs" will intrigue middle school children. Readers are able to easily reproduce these experiments, occasionally requiring assistance from an adult. Colorful photographs demonstrating the procedure and a list of ingredients accompany each project. The books conclude with recommended websites and books as well as a glossary of scientific terms. This series would be a worthwhile purchase for a school library in order to supplement a science curriculum. Cynthia Schulz, Ph.D., Teacher Librarian, Cedarcrest Middle School, Marysville, Washington. RECOMMENDED ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 April

Gr 3-9--Attractive, colorful, and full of photos, these hi/lo titles will appeal to a wide range of kids. While they are written on a third to fourth grade reading level, the photos show a cast of multicultural middle graders, so children in the older end of the grade range won't be shy about picking them up. Each project can be completed with simple household items, and most include six or fewer easy steps. The brief "Why it works" box at the end of each activity explains the science. Anyone looking for a straightforward, fun, and easy science experiment will want these titles close by.

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