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50 Kids’ Activities from CSIRO
Paper: 978 1 4863 0614 5 / $16.50
Published: March 2017
8 1/4" x 8 1/4"
full color illus throughout
Did you ever wonder why some insects can walk on water? Or how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies? Are you curious about why a guitar sounds different from a flute? Gather some everyday materials from around your home and find out the answers with these 50 kid-approved science activities from CSIRO.
The activities cover electricity and magnetism, sound and light, heat and motion, water and gases, living things, shapes and our planet Earth. Each activity has a simple list of materials required, and uses simple step-by-step instructions and drawings to enable you to create exciting and interesting reactions, experiments and inventions. Fast facts and quiz questions will help you test your knowledge, and you’ll also find an explanation of the science behind each activity, along with examples of how each principle works in the real world.
Discover more about the world of science by making:
• Dancing slime
• Rubbery bones
• A ping pong ball shooter
• Ghastly ghostly photos
• Fizzy dinosaur eggs
• A lemon battery
• Provides 50 fantastic CSIRO-tested DIY activities.
• Every activity uses easy-to-find, everyday materials.
• Helps to explain science in everyday language.
• Activities have broader applications, and are important and useful in the world
Table of Contents:
Backyard Biology: Explore the World of Living Things
DIY pit trap
Compost in a bottle
Shoot, Spin, Blow and Wobble: The Science of Motion
Ping pong ball shooter
Blowing in the wind
Light and Dark: Rainbows, Shadows and Reflections
Ghastly ghostly photos
Boom, Boom, Boom: What’s that Sound?
Slinky laser sound
Splish Splash Splosh: Fun with Water and Liquids
Will it be a water fall?
Salts, soda, solid
Too Hot, Too Cold, or Just Right: The Power of Heat Transfer
Shrinking chip packet
Make a thermometer
Miniature cold front
Our Place in Space: Planet Earth
Make a fossil
Mountains of lard
Castles of sand
Feel the Force: Welcome to the Weird World of Electricity and Magnetism
Bubbles of Fun: the Science of Gases and Air
Pour out the candle
Fizzy dinosaur eggs
Circle, Square, or Dodecahedron: Solving the Puzzle of Shapes
Catching a wave
Team cup lift
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