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101 Great Science Experiments Paperback – April 3, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 12
  • Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; Reprint edition (April 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756619181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756619183
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6-A colorful volume that is wide in scope but shallow in content. Ardley introduces many areas of science from electricity, to sound and music, to motion and machines. Each activity is given between half a page and two pages, and is illustrated with bright, full-color photographs that clearly show each step in the process. Two or three sentences summarize what takes place, but little of the science is explained. For instance, in "Fly a hot-air balloon" readers are told that hot air rises, but not why. The book does do a good job of presenting science as enjoyable and exciting. It could be useful if supplemented by titles such as Stephen P. Kramer's How to Think Like a Scientist (HarperCollins, 1987) and books on specific areas of interest, such as those found in the "Eyewitness Science" series.
Janet K. Hamilton, Museum of Science, Boston
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Gr. 3-5. Many of these 101 science experiments are great, but there's also plenty of standard fare, such bottle gardens, construction of a circuit, and the perennial erupting volcano. What makes this book special is the clean, simple format with equally simple instructions. The experiments are grouped into 11 categories, including water and liquids, electricity, motion and machines, and the senses. Most of the experiments are laid out in seven steps or less. Crisp, color photographs and concise captions make each step easy to follow. Children of various ages are shown performing many of the procedures. A warning about being a safe scientist is fairly inconspicuous on the verso of the title page; a symbol for adult supervision is described there and appears throughout the text where cutting, heating, and potentially harmful substances are required. Young scientists should find plenty of ideas for experiments and activities that can be done with ordinary household items and found materials. Denia Hester --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I highly recommend it for any parent.
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I came across this book and it got me well on my tracks in that direction.
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This is a great book for kids science experiments.
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Ehlissa on April 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
My 8 year old daughter borrowed this book from the school library and my kitchen hasn't been the same ever since. She has turned into a regular scientist. This book is FULL of real life pictures and NOT drawings. It is a large size book so it is even easier for her to read. She made a thermometer with a clear shampoo bottle, water, food coloring, and a straw. When she witnessed the water rising and falling through the staw she started screaming,"I'm a genius, I'm a genius." This book is very kid friendly and shows how to do experiments step by step with a real life picture for each step. It even shows how to make a real camera with a paper towel tube, tussue box and magnifying glass. One of my favorite experiments is how to make your own flashlight with batteries, an empty bottle, aluminum foil, and a small bulb.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By "mcleodrory" on February 22, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The pictures in this book are wonderful, however, our success rate is 0.5 out of 4 for the experiments. I am sure many of the experiments will work, but not the ones we selected. Many of the experiments are quite elaborate, so unless your child is very ambititous, you will be doing quite alot of work.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Sonny L on November 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a big, colorful, fun science book. It is full of fun practical science demonstrations, many of which can be done with common household items. This book is at a level that young gradeschoolers can understand, and covers science topics as high as middle school levels. It covers eleven different areas from air and gases to motion and machines. I have done many of these projects with my children. I even used the "Make a Rainbow" demo from the Color section in my Sunday school class while teaching about Noah. This book is a great addition to a homeschool library.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Garrison on December 27, 2011
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The experiments in the book look good for kids between 6-10. Originally purchased for a 12 year old and had to return when I got the book and saw the difficulty (or lack of).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lori from New York on March 28, 2011
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I bought this book for my 11-year-old granddaughter. We were both extremely pleased. I reviewed a lot of other science books before buying this one. I needed to make sure it wasn't too difficult OR too easy. I also wanted experiments that didn't require stuff she needed to go shopping for prior to doing the experiments. I sure made the right choice when I picked 101 Great Science Experiments!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By chilirlw on February 13, 2009
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I use this book a lot with my kids. The experiments are interesting and easy to do with common household materials. The pictoral step-by-step presentation of the experiments is helpful, as is the organization of the book, which makes it easy to find experiments on a given subject. I only wish it were longer!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By buyer123 on July 23, 2013
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This is a great book for kids science experiments. My little girl is only 4, turning five soon, and as long as she has my help, this book is one of her favorites!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monique on March 7, 2013
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Easy to read/follow, wonderful pictures, & no ingredients to run out of since the experiments use common household items. My husband & I have had great fun with our grandaughters doing experiments with this book!
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