There’s no excuse to be bored with this book lying around: chemistry, physics, the natural world, and even the human body are just a page away!
The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments: Awesome Things to Do With Your Parents, Babysitters, and Other Adults by Rachel Miller, Holly Homer, and Jamie Harrington. Page Street Publishing, 2016. 192 pages.
Reading Level: Ages 8-10
Recommended For: Kids, ages 4-12
Bored? Try making a tornado. Can’t picture DNA? Try modeling it out of licorice and gum drops! Or see who can balance the most pennies on a paper bridge. Colorful photographs, clear directions, explanations for “why it worked,” extra science questions, and even a “mess meter” come together in this inviting book full of fun, science-y activities and experiments kids can do with their siblings and friends.
Created by the team behind the Kids Activities Blog, this is one book that delivers on its title. Whether it’s activities needed by parents, babysitters, grandparents, or other caregivers or actual classroom enrichment activities to support a science lesson, this book has a little something for everyone. Young scientists will enjoy perusing the book and planning their weekend activities. Both homeschoolers and classroom teachers could use this as a fun science class supplement as scientific method abounds and supplies are easy to come by. So, dust off your white lab coats and get to exploring God’s creation in all its complexity–and have a little fun while you’re at it! While we have not read every word in the book, we have not noticed any evolutionary language.
Overall Rating: 4.75 (out of 5)
Worldview Rating: 4.5
Artistic Rating: 5
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