Awesome Chemistry Experiments for Kids: 40 STEAM Science Projects and Why They Work (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids) (Paperback)
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Chemistry comes alive with hands-on science experiments for kids ages 5 to 10
The world of chemistry is packed with awesome ways for kids to learn and play! Filled with colorful and gooey fun, these science experiments for kids are sure to get them interested in discovering how different substances react together.
Whether it’s creating fizzy bath bombs or making batteries out of coins, each of these science experiments for kids provides a simple hypothesis and the guidance they need to test it out for themselves.
Go beyond other science books for kids with:
- 40 fun chemistry experiments—Introduce kids to real chemistry with experiments that they can do at home using easy-to-find materials—and an adult assistant.
- Kid-friendly explanations—Ensure young scientists are getting the most out of the experiments with simple breakdowns of exactly what happened, why, and how it connects to STEAM.
- A handy mess-o-meter and more—Pick the perfect experiment with helpful labels that detail the difficulty, time needed, and the amount of cleanup.
Foster a lifelong love of scientific exploration with these amazing science experiments for kids.
About the Author
ADRIAN DINGLE is a chemistry educator and author with more than 30 years of experience of teaching in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the creator of the award-winning chemistry website, AdrianDinglesChemistryPages.com. He has written several other junior chemistry titles, including The Periodic Table: Elements with Style!, How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients, and the DK Eyewitness: The Elements book.
“Adrian Dingle made his name with a book for kids about the periodic table. In this new book, he deals with the whole of chemistry in a clear and exciting way. What makes chemistry so distinctive is all the wonderful experiments that can be carried out. Dingle is able to bring out the excitement of chemistry to the age group where it matters the most. Explanations are accurate and clear, and the photos and illustrations admirably support the text. I recommend it highly.” —Dr. Eric Scerri, UCLA chemist and author of The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its Significance
“Adrian Dingle has offered simple, direct experiments that can be done at home with young kids but also can be used in a high school introductory classroom as an engaging activity to activate learning. What makes this book more valuable than a simple ‘recipe’ book is the connection to real chemistry concepts. In The Hows and Whys section of each experiment, Dingle presents accessible chemical concepts in an easy-to-understand style that, again, will work for youngsters as well as older students. Additionally, experiments contain an additional STEAM Connection box where Dingle connects the chemistry to the observable world. If your kids love science, they will love performing the 40 experiments in this book!” —Eric Pantano, high school chemistry teacher
“Awesome Chemistry Experiments for Kids provides 40 activities that students can do (sometimes with the help of an adult) to learn chemistry concepts using household items or materials that can be easily obtained. This is a valuable resource for anyone trying to teach chemistry to young learners, and by using common materials in all the experiments, Adrian Dingle’s book can help make abstract chemistry concepts relatable to students in any learning environment.” —Christian Canfield, high school chemistry teacher