From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5?You can't get much simpler than this, yet the book is straightforward and effective. A different activity (most don't really qualify as experiments) is presented on each page. First, a question is posed, then the materials needed are listed, followed by the step-by-step procedures for carrying out the activity (usually involving not more than three or four steps). A one-paragraph explanation gives the reason for whatever occurred. Questions include: "How does a yo-yo work?" "What keeps a Hula-Hoop moving?" "How does an Etch-a-SketchR work?" "What purpose does the ball serve in a whistle?" Although some of the inquiries are more intriguing than others, the author does have a knack for thinking up questions that kids may not ask themselves, but that are interesting nonetheless. The explanations are direct and clear; the list of suggestions for further reader is limited. A well-done, five-page glossary is included, as is the breakdown of the activities by concept. A great source for the naturally curious.?Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL
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From the Publisher
This innovative approach to science and science experiments makes learning fun. Included are dozens of fast and creative science experiments that children can do with toys. Frisbees, slinkies, etch-a-sketch, yo-yo's and more will demonstrate and teach scientific principles and concepts from physics and chemistry in ten minutes or less.