Excerpt and sample activities for
parents, grandparents, and youth leaders
With Science Is..., children have fun while they learn by doing. Scientific information and thinking skills are critical in the 21st century. Unfortunately, many children get "turned off" science because they aren't encouraged in this area. Doing science activities with children is an important way for you to contribute to their education. You can make a big difference – and maybe even learn a little something yourself along the way!
From outdoor explorations to kitchen experiments to science fair project ideas, this is a book you'll turn to again and again.
You don't need any background in science, and you can use readily-available, inexpensive materials around the house. Most of the time you'll be having so much fun that you won't believe you're doing "science." Learn how to make gigantic bubbles or a mini volcano, build amazing rockets and paper airplanes, put on a play that shows what happens to a hamburger when you swallow it, go stargazing, or do a bee dance – it's all there!
EXCERPT: From the "Using This Book" introduction in Science Is..., read an excerpt
SAMPLE ACTIVITIES: View and print some sample activities