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Experiments and Projects Book Resources
150 Great Science Experiments
by Chris Oxlade (Editor) / Hardcover - 256 pages / Lorenz Books (January 2002)
This book contains experiments that are fun to do and make science delightfully accessible.
365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials
by E. Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loeschnig / Paperback: 320 pages / Sterling (August 1, 2000)
Make science magic every day of the year! These 365 extraordinary experiments with ordinary objects will astound, startle, and delight you. And besides being entertaining, this huge collection--with more than 700 illustrations of appealing animals to add to the fun--answers important questions about the world around us:
700 Science Experiments for Everyone
by Scientific and Cultural Organization-United Nations Educational / Hardcover (1994) / Doubleday
Now revised and updated, 700 Science Experiments for Everyone retains its emphasis on readily available materials, making this an especially useful resource for home-schoolers and for anyone with an urge to learn firsthand how the physical world works.
Chemistry (Science Projects)
by Chris Fairclough, Chris Oxlade / Library Binding - 48 pages (1998) / Raintree/Steck Vaughn
A series of double-page spreads introduces each topic with a combination of fact-heavy text and simple projects. Accompanying each project is a good mix of observation-centered questions and synthesis of concept questions
Creative Projects with LEGO Mindstorms
by Benjamin Erwin / Paperback - 336 pages Bk&Cd-Rom edition (2001) / Addison-Wesley Pub Co

Ideas for creative projects using LEGO Mindstorms brand building tools for young adults and professionals. Includes a CD-ROM with instructions, color movies, and code examples in RCX code, ROBOLAB, and Visual Basic. Relates robot design to engineering concepts.
Gizmos & Gadgets: Creating Science Contraptions That Work (& Knowing Why)  Ages 9-12
by Jill Frankel Hauser, Michael Kline / Paperback: 144 pages / Williamson Publishing; (June 1999)
Using simple household items to create toys that spin, fling, collide, and whiz, kids will grasp the basics of concepts of gravity, inertia, balance, and energy. Projects are very hands-on. Most activities can be completed with minimal assistance.
How Things Work: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Secrets of Technology
by Neil Ardley, Readers Digest Association / Hardcover: 192 pages / Readers Digest; (1995)
Here is a fascinating guide to the world of machines and technology, packed with hundreds of hands-on experiments for the whole family. Activities are designed to use every-day materials that are inexpensive and easy to obtain. For ages 8-14.
Janice Vancleave's Guide to More of the Best Science Fair Projects
by Janice Pratt VanCleave / Paperback - 160 pages (February 2000) / John Wiley & Sons
Practical suggestions for choosing and researching topics, collecting data, creating a showboard display, presenting information orally, and evaluating projects. Projects are easy and clearly described, with most based on materials readily available at home.
Jump Start Your Brain
by Doug Hall / Paperback: 432 pages / Warner Books (January 1, 1996)
a psychological rationale for his approach to creativity and 36 brain programs, the actual techniques used to undrain the brain. By using disguised case histories and national publicity as evidence, he and his coauthor sell us on the right way to train brains.
The Kids' Invention Book
by Arlene Erlbach / Paperback: 64 pages / Lerner Publications (May 1, 1999)
Erlbach provides a look at how a number of children were inspired to create (and occasionally patent) interesting or useful inventions. She also includes some steps for beginning the creative process and explains how patents are sought (and how much they cost) in a text that will be relevant and useful for individual inventors as well as classrooms.
The Kingfisher First Science Encyclopedia
by Anita Ganeri (Editor), Chris Oxlade (Editor) / Hardcover - 112 pages (1997) / Kingfisher Books
Takes a child-friendly, hands-on approach to science with more than 100 simple experiments that can help make complex scientific principles clear to preschool and primary-grade children.
Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works
by Marshall Brain / Hardcover - 307 pages (September 2001) / Hungry Minds, Inc
Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works is a lavish, full-color, highly visual resource for those people with hungry minds who crave an understanding of the way things work around them.
Mr. Wizard's Supermarket Science
by Don Herbert / Paperback: 96 pages / Random House Books for Young Readers (July 22, 2003)
Mr. Wizard (a.k.a. Don Herbert) presents more than 100 super-simple, simply sensational science experiments and tricks using everyday items available in the supermarket. Kids learn how to turn water into wine, use their finger to boil water, plunge a straw through a raw potato, slice the inside of a banana without slicing the outside, and much, much more!
The New Way Things Work
by David Macaulay, Neil Ardley (Contributor)
/ Hardcover - 400 pages / Houghton Mifflin Co
If you are kept up at night wondering about how things work--from electricity to can openers--then you and your favorite kids shouldn't be a moment longer without David Macaulay's The New Way Things Work.
Science in Seconds for Kids : Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
by Jean Potter / Paperback: 144 pages / Jossey-Bass (January, 1995)
Make lightning in your room! Keep paper dry under water! Lose weight by going upstairs! See colors that arenít there! Experience the magic of science with these quick, easy experiments and activities.
Turn on the Lights-From Bed!
Robert Carrow, Rick Brown / Paperback / McGraw-Hill - 1996
Amazing, useful and educational gadgets kids can build! With the help of this book, children can have fun impressing family and friends with all kinds of cool electronic gadgets and contraptions. all the while, they'll be learning about electricity and radio waves.
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