I was sent this fabulous book to review, Science School, from Button Books and written by Laura Minter and Tia Williams.
This book teaches children about the basic principles of science through 30 exciting experiments and crafts that can be done at home, using everyday objects and materials around you. Why do bubbles hold their shape? How does an electric circuit work? What makes popcorn pop? Can an egg bounce? If you thought that science could only be practised wearing white coats in a sterile laboratory, think again! A brilliant way to link the STEM/STEAM themes being taught at school back to your home in a fun and fascinating way. Perfect for budding scientists who love to ask… ‘why?’
Activities include making slime, hot ice, baking soda fizz bombs, coloured milk, making your own crystals, invisible ink, soda bottle ecosystem and many more.
My Review of Science School
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My Little Man is 10 years old and loves anything to do with science. Following in the steps of his big sister’s we have been making slime and oobleck for years. This book will take it to the next level with simple instructions and beautiful clear photos and illustrations.
After each, step by step, experiment. you are provided with an explanation of the science behind it. Did you know that Oobleck was a Non-Newtonian fluid, the harder you stir, or the more pressure you add, the thicker it becomes. The book even goes into detail why this happens. It’s a true learning experience.
The projects in the book are really easy to do and often are made from things that you already have in your home. This means you can get stuck in straight away and start enjoying learning all about science while making fun projects with your child.
The book is A4 in size, paperback (With flaps) and 128 pages. Every page is full of colour photographs and detailed instructions. In total there are 30 experiments to try. The science lesson is illustrated with diagrams and there is a detailed glossary at the end of the book.
It really is a fantastic book for teaching your child science in a fun and easy way. It’s great when learning and fun go hand in hand and this book has really captured that.
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