This is a book of CSIRO's Double Helix Club's top 50 favourite hands-on science experiment activities. They cover electricity and magnetism, sound and light, heat and motion, water and gases, living things, shapes and our planet Earth. The activities are grouped into ten different sections with headings such as 'Splish Splash Splosh: Fun with Water and Liquids'.
Concise introductions lead to each activity, which also comes with a simple list of materials required. Almost all the activities only need common equipment and ingredients, which are likely found lying around the kitchen or craft cupboard already.
The simple step-by-step instructions and drawings enable kids to create exciting and interesting reactions, experiments and inventions. If the experiment requires hot water, say, or matches, then there is an instruction for younger readers to seek adult help.
There is an explanation of the science behind each activity, along with examples of how each principle works in the real world. Fast facts and quiz questions will help kids test their knowledge.
Discover more about the world of science by making: dancing slime, rubbery bones, a ping pong ball shooter, ghastly ghostly photos, fizzy dinosaur eggs and a lemon battery.
- Recommended for children aged 7 - 12 years
- Format - Paperback
- 128 pages
- Dimension - 210 x 210 mm
- Publisher - CSIRO Publishing
- Edited by - Sarah Kellett, David Shaw, Kath Kovac