Hands-On Science: Matter and Materials

Hands-On Science: Matter and Materials

by Jack Challoner, Maggie Hewson


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These giant books containing exciting projects and experiments take a hands-on approach to science concepts. Hundreds of simple and easy experiments explore the various scientific principles behind natural phenomena like friction, centrifugal force, and the underlying laws of physics that help make machines work. These fun yet practical experiments make it easy for anyone to become a rocket scientist!

Budding scientists and novices alike will learn about the properties of matter and materials as they experiment with a variety of household objects in Hands-On Science: Matter and Materials by Sarah Angliss and Maggie Hewson. Through these informative and easy to conduct experiments and activities, young learners will discover the interesting and often-changing characteristics of materials in their everyday world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753469736
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Series: Hands-on Science Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sarah Angliss has worked at the Science Museum in London, England organizing exhibitions and demonstrations for children ages 6-14. She has also writen several children's books on applied and contemporary science.

Maggie Hewson has taught science to elementary and middle school children for 23 years. Her present school is the recipient of the UK's Science School of the Year award.

Table of Contents

Getting started 4

Soil mixture 6

Stretching and snapping 8

Changing state 20

Moving heat 10

Solids, liquids, and gases 12

Mixing materials 14

Expansion and contraction 16

Heating substances 18

Changing state 20

Filtering mixtures 22

Solutions and suspensions 24

Evaporating solutions 26

Saturated solutions 28

Glossary 30

Websites 31

Index 32

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