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Science experiments : shiny, slimy, stinky, shocking
Parker, Steve.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., 1998.
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Investigate the world of the senses with this fun collection of experiments. All of these experiments are ones you can do at home with ordinary things from around your house.
General Note:
Includes index.

"A Quarto children's book"
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Clearfield Library Q164 .P32 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Eggertsville-Snyder Library Q164 .P32 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Anna M. Reinstein Library Q164 .P32 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library Q164 .P32 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library Q164 .P32 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lancaster Library Q164 .P32 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Shine a light on science--you might discover some shocking facts, but one thing's for sure: the only thing that stinks are the odors you'll whip up in the section on scent! Here are more than 75 experiments that really test your sense of sight, touch, and smell. Use mirrors and lenses to watch light reflect, bounce, and bend. Create reflections and shadows, and make a rainbow, periscope, and electromagnet. Get the juices flowing by switching on the electricity--make some static with two balloons, and see what other materials you can get a charge out of. Choose some oozy, runny, sticky, stringy slimes to test--don't worry, they're disgusting looking but won't get you dirty! The experiments use things like sunscreen, cooking oil, and squishy foods. Take a whiff of some nice and nasty smells, and see which ones are stronger, which fade away, and which make you cry. And find out how you can even smell with your mouth. It's hands on, eyes on, nose on science! 96 pages (all in color), 6 3/4 x 11 1/2.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Seventy-three simple science experiments are sorted into four categories with an anything-but-stuffy attitude: shiny, shocking, slimy, and stinky. The shiny science section covers light and shadow, discussing such topics as whether an object is transparent, translucent, or opaque. Parker includes clear definitions, reiterated in a glossary at the back, and explains in text boxes and sidebars the scientific principles at work. The slimy experiments deal mostly with testing such household substances as butter, hand lotion, and glue for viscosity or absorption and don't involve much beyond observation. Steps are laid out clearly, and sharp color photographs of children performing the experiments make an alluring package. More advanced students won't find anything new here, but younger or reluctant scientists in training will particularly enjoy the zippy approach. --Susan Dove Lempke

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-A collection of 73 simple but appealing projects. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction followed by a number of experiments. The first chapter, "Shiny Science," covers light and sight, including reflections, lenses, and rainbows. "Shocking Science" begins with static electricity and progresses to electromagnetism. The last two chapters, "Slimy Science" and "Stinky Science," invite children to create, observe, and analyze a variety of slimes and smells. The numbered instructions are generally clear. Sharp, color photos of children against a white background illustrate several of the steps and make the projects look inviting and fun. The activities build on one another, allowing readers to start with the basics, then expand on their knowledge. Some of the projects are as simple as watching a slug leave a trail, while others involve making a periscope or an electrical switch circuit. Brief fact boxes, mostly about scientists, appear throughout, as well as several full- or half-page explanations of related concepts. The intriguing title and pleasing format should attract readers, and the continuity within each chapter will result in some real learning.-Steven Engelfried, West Linn Public Library, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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