Hands-On Science
50 Kids’ Activities from CSIRO

Paper: 978 1 4863 0614 5 / $16.50
 
Published: March 2017  

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
128 pp., 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

FEATURES
• 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:
Introduction

Backyard Biology: Explore the World of Living Things
DIY pit trap
Mini mummy
Leaky leaves
Rubbery bones
Compost in a bottle
Jelly cells

Shoot, Spin, Blow and Wobble: The Science of Motion
Ping pong ball shooter
Spinning eggs
Blowing in the wind
Balancing act
Wobbly balloon
Fire away!

Light and Dark: Rainbows, Shadows and Reflections
Prism break
Hiding light
Ghastly ghostly photos
Shadow puppets
Kaleidoscope

Boom, Boom, Boom: What’s that Sound?
DIY speakers
Slinky laser sound
Dancing slime

Splish Splash Splosh: Fun with Water and Liquids
Clear cola
Pushy particles
Will it be a water fall?
Waving slowly
Sweet solution
Salts, soda, solid

Too Hot, Too Cold, or Just Right: The Power of Heat Transfer
Shrinking chip packet
Make a thermometer
Flame-proof balloon
Fatty fingers
Butter candle
Miniature cold front

Our Place in Space: Planet Earth
Make a fossil
Melting moments
Mountains of lard
Castles of sand
Deep impact
Egg geodes

Feel the Force: Welcome to the Weird World of Electricity and Magnetism
Magnetic slowdown
Gone fishin’
Electric shock
Lemon battery

Bubbles of Fun: the Science of Gases and Air
Pour out the candle
Bubble bottle
Fizzy dinosaur eggs
Mentos fountain

Circle, Square, or Dodecahedron: Solving the Puzzle of Shapes
Catching a wave
Burning metal
Team cup lift


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