This book presents the most amazing, visually stunning experiments you can do in your home, with equipment you likely have on hand right now! It’s all provided by Steve Spangler, the country’s most recognized personality devoted to teaching kids about science. Inside you'll find dozens of easy projects that generate absolutely mind-blowing results. Young readers and their parents will also find a special section of more advanced experiments for those die-hard science fanatics! You’ll learn how to make: - a thermite reaction - air pressure can crusher - sugar holiday ornaments - a stained “glass” sugar window - egg in a bottle - world's simplest motor - an ice-tray battery - washing soap stalactites - a homemade lung - eggshell geodes - and much more! And like Steve’s other books, set up and clean up are still fast and super-easy, making "Super-Cool Experiments" the perfect gift for rainy day fun, supplemental school work, or just fascinating projects for curious kids.
Smithsonian 10-Minute Science Experiments gives curious young readers dozens of colorful, exciting projects designed to teach them about the basics of science, physics and chemistry. They’ll learn about critical thinking, how to conduct an experiment, and how to measure results, all while enjoying themselves in a screen-free setting. Sidebars for each experiment feature additional insights, facts and commentary. FEATURES · Full color photos and illustrations · More than 50 fantastic experiments vetted by the scientists at the Smithsonian Institute · Sidebars of additional information, trivia and fun facts
A valuable, one-stop guide to collection development and finding ideal subject-specific activities and projects for children and teens. For busy librarians and educators, finding instructions for projects, activities, sports, and games that children and teens will find interesting is a constant challenge. This guide is a time-saving, one-stop resource for locating this type of information—one that also serves as a valuable collection development tool that identifies the best among thousands of choices, and can be used for program planning, reference and readers' advisory, and curriculum support. Build It, Make It, Do It, Play It! identifies hundreds of books that provide step-by-step instructions for creating arts and crafts, building objects, finding ways to help the disadvantaged, or engaging in other activities ranging from gardening to playing games and sports. Organized by broad subject areas—arts and crafts, recreation and sports (including indoor activities and games), and so forth—the entries are further logically organized by specific subject, ensuring quick and easy use. Provides an excellent resource for libraries considering creating makerspaces Helps educators locate instructions for entertaining and educational program and curricular activities that range from cooking and e-drawing to performing magic tricks, solving puzzles, mask-making, and outdoor games Utilizes a subject heading organization and indexes multi-topic titles by chapter for ease of use Supplies plans targeted for distinct age ranges: lower elementary (K–3rd grade), elementary (3rd–6th grade), middle school (6th–9th grade), and high school (9th grade and above) Includes an appendix containing additional online sources of information that augment the book's content
Let children experience the learning power of play! Let’s Play is a handbook full of child-led, open-ended learning adventures. The 39 fresh, fun, and budget-friendly activities (plus more than 225 play variations) are packed with learning that helps children develop important motor, cognitive, language, and social skills. These activity starters were all tested by a slew of early childhood professionals and approved by the children they work with. Building on the early learning principles presented in the author team’s first book together, Let Them Play: An Early Learning (Un)Curriculum, they also support your transition to a play-based, child-led (un)curriculum. Jeff A. Johnson has more than twenty years of early childhood experience as a former child care center director and current family child care business owner. He is a popular keynote speaker, trainer, and author of six books. Denita Dinger has been a child care provider for more than ten years and is a frequent speaker at early childhood conferences, focusing on the topics of hands-on and play-based learning. This is her second book.
A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.