Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments: From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family!
Kids have a thousand questions about how things work and why things happen. Now there is a great book for parents to not just answer the questions, but let the kids learn the answers for themselves, with the help of an adult. These can all be done with simple items found in one’s kitchen or junk drawer or garage. The thirty experiments are broken up nearly equally between Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Planet Earth, and the Human Body. A good introduction explains who this book is for (just about everyone) and how important it is in learning science to have failures and to push through, repeating the experiments until success is reached. It explains the Scientific Method and the value of that in the learning process. Every experiment has great instructions with How it Works, Here’s What You Need, Here’s What You Do, and Did You Know. There are great photos for each as well. Some of these experiments are very simple, some more complex, but they are fun and they teach solid science anyone can understand and learn. So roll up your sleeves, put on an apron, find a kid, and have some science fun.