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Author: Loralee Leavitt
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Published: December 2nd, 2014
This book is a great collection of scientific experiments to carry out on candy (aka sweets in the UK!), beautifully presented with sound scientific principles used throughout and readers encouraged to analyse and interpret their findings.
With nine different sections ranging from ‘Acids and Bases’ to ‘Density’ and ‘Just for Fun’, this book contains some seventy different experiments, most involving sweets or candy, for children to carry out. It starts off with some simple but essential safety guidelines, moves on to scientific processes and tips to help come up with creating good science fair projects, including links to a website to help with this.
Each of the nine sections starts by sharing facts and theories relating to that section’s scientific concept. Then the fun starts with the actual experiments. These are well presented with an indication of the time required, the skill level, the question being investigated, what you will need and what to do. When adult supervision is required, the reader will find the skill level is shown as ‘Get a grown-up’. What is happening is then explained and more fun activities or science fair ideas to follow up this experiment are suggested. When new vocabulary is introduced, these are highlighted and explained. Beautiful images are used throughout the book to help illustrate and enhance the text. The book also has a contents page and index.
Teachers and parents take a look at this – a sweet way to inspire young scientists to investigate further!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley too
for letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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