- Age Range: 5 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 4
- Paperback: 254 pages
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (February 13, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781939754660
- ISBN-13: 978-1939754660
- ASIN: 1939754666
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 148 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work Paperback – February 13, 2018
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100 + STEAM Experiments:
The experiments in this book are organized by STEAM categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. However, all of these fields are connected to each other in numerous ways. This book is designed to be like real life by showing the interplay among all of the STEAM disciplines.
The Big Question: How Does a Hot Air Balloon Work?
Level of Difficulty: Easy, Time: 10 Minutes, Category: Science
How does a hot air balloon fly in the air? Learn about air density by building and launching your own tea bag hot air balloon.
1. Use scissors to cut the tea bag open on the side attached to the string. Dump the contents into a mug to use later or discard.
2. Shape the tea bag into a cylinder and stand it up on a glass plate.
3. Use a match to light the top of the tea bag on fire.
The Hows and Whys:
When air is heated, the air molecules move around quickly and spread out. This makes hot air rise because it is less dense than cold air. When the tea bag is lit on fire, it heats up the air inside and around the paper to such an extent that a warm air current lifts up the lightweight tea bag. A hot air balloon works the same way: by heating up trapped air in the balloon to make it fly above the ground.
- Tea bag with string attached
- Glass Plate
"This book is an impressive collection of experiments for kids (and adults). The instructions are clear and the observed phenomena are well explained. Curious minds will learn and enjoy!" — Steve Fleming, PhD, Professor of Instruction, Temple University
"As a busy mom, I’m excited to say 'yes' to more projects with my kids simply by opening a book and checking the materials list. As a chemistry teacher, I want real science, explained at the appropriate level, and experiments that always work. This book sets up even the most scientifically-challenged person to become a STEAM wizard while still keeping the material fresh for more experienced explorers."—Megan Larsen, High School Chemistry Teacher, Desert Vista High School, Phoenix AZ
"Children are naturally curious, and Crystal's experiments with everyday objects provide a fun way to help children--and their parents--understand a little more about the world around them."—Kathryn D. Burke, PhD, General Chemistry Teaching Labs Manager, University of Delaware
"This brilliant book is perfect for both my classroom and my own children at home. I can draw from the 'whys and hows' in the book to sound like an expert and refer to the suggested questions to extend learning and incorporate the scientific method."―Holly Davies, M.Ed, Advanced Learning Specialist at Utah Virtual Academy
"This beautiful book is easy to read and the directions are easy to follow. I love that the book not only explains how each experiment works, it also explains the science behind each one. These are fun, colorful, and attention-grabbing activities for all ages!"― Nancy Ward, M.Ed., Administrator of Educational Support, Jordan School District, Salt Lake City, Utah
About the Author
CRYSTAL CHATTERTON is an educator, a chemist, and a stay-at-home-mom. Her blog, The Science Kiddo, grew from her eagerness to find exciting ways to introduce her son to science. Since that time, she has made it her mission to help kids fall in love with science. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she homeschools her three children.
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