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Learn physics, chemistry and biology in your own backyard!
At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own backyard, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using the great outdoors. Science can be found all around in nature. Backyard Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together.
About the Author
Liz Heinecke has loved science since she was old enough to inspect her first butterfly.After working in molecular biology research for ten years and getting her master’s degree, she left the lab to kick off a new chapter in her life as a stay-at-home mom. Soon she found herself sharing her love of science with her three kids as they grew, journaling their science adventures on her KitchenPantryScientist website.
Her desire to spread her enthusiasm for science to others soon led to a regular segment on her local NBC affiliate, an opportunity to serve as an Earth Ambassador for NASA, and the creation of an iPhone app, with the goal of making it simple for parents to do science with kids of all ages, and for kids to experiment safely on their own.
You can find her at home in Minnesota, wrangling her kids, writing for her website, updating the KidScience app, teaching microbiology to nursing students, singing, playing banjo, painting, running, and doing almost anything else to avoid housework. Liz graduated from Luther College and received her master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Introduction Unit 1. Captivating Creatures Lab 1. Macroinvertebrate Marvels Lab 2. Water Bear (Tardigrade) Hunt Lab 3. Tadpole Transformation Lab 4. Butterfly Garden Unit 2. Driveway Physics Lab 5. Produce-Bag Parachutes Lab 6. Crazy Catapult Lab 7. Cardboard-Box Projector Lab 8. Sock Centrifuge Lab 9. The Bernoulli Effect Unit 3. Invertebrate Inspection Lab 10. Bug House Lab 11. Sweep Net Insect Inspection Lab 12. Fishing for Flatworms Lab 13. Earthworm Eruption Unit 4. Picnic Table Chemistry Lab 14. Foaming Slime Lab 15. Giant Bubbles Lab 16. Sidewalk Frescos Lab 17. Lemonade Stand Lip Balm Lab 18. Super Spheres Unit 5. Bountiful Botany Lab 19. Flowerbox Phototropism Lab 20. Marvelous Moss Lab 21. Petal Bomb Lab 22. Aquatic Oxygen Lab 23. Tiny Trees Unit 6. Atmospheric and Solar Science Lab 24. Solar Heat Beam Lab 25. Sun Prints Lab 26. Bike-Pump Cloud Lab 27. Flipped Water Glass Lab 28. Ultraviolet Wave Detector Unit 7. Garden Hose Science Lab 29. Siphon Roller Coaster Lab 30. Kiddie Pool Boats Lab 31. Wave Science Lab 32. Water Elevator Unit 8. Playground Physics Lab 33. Ramp Races Lab 34. Swing Pendulum Lab 35. Picnic Blanket Relativity Unit 9. Glorious Gardening Lab 36. Allelopathy Experiment Lab 37. Comprehending Compost Lab 38. Plant Race Lab 39. Garden Guest Book Unit 10. Excellent Ecology Lab 40. Protected Pitfall Traps Lab 41. Algae Aquarium Lab 42. Capture-Mark-Recapture Lab 43. Moonlit Nature Walk Lab 44. Quadrat Sampling Unit 11. Earth Science Lab 45. Supercool Experiment Lab 46. Crystal Caves Lab 47. Soil Filtration Unit 12. Frozen Fun Lab 48. Ice Cream Keep Away Lab 49. Mouthwatering Maple Candy Lab 50. Snow Melt Experiment Lab 51. Frozen Volcanoes Lab 52. Cold-Air Balloons Resources Acknowledgments About the Author
ISBN: 9781631591150 ISBN-10: 1631591150 Series: Lab for Kids Audience:
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old For Grades: 3 - 4 Format:
Number Of Pages: 144 Published: 22nd June 2016 Publisher: Quarry Books Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 22.4
Weight (kg): 0.48