Teachers, parents, librarians, and others who work with children need this book. This invaluable source pulls together hundreds of practical, easy recipes and formulas for children's projects. From paints and salt map mixtures to volcanic action concoctions, these kid-tested ideas make learning authentic and enjoyable. Some activities, such as candle making, hearken back to tradition. Others, like making new paper from old paper, emphasize the importance of nature. Classic science projects feature the best bubble solutions and slippery slimes. Still others, such as edible clay, are appropriate for art activities. Many of the final products are food, from homemade cheese to natural fruit snacks. All projects use easy to find ingredients and up to date processes. Tips on when, why and how to use these terrific concoctions are also included. -- From the Publisher
About the Author
DIANA F. MARKS lives in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. She is employed by the Council Rock School District in Bucks County Pennsylvania where she teaches elementary age gifted children.