Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments; Capture Big Discoveries in a Jar, from the Magic of Chemistry and Physics to the Amazing Worlds of Earth Science and Biology

Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments; Capture Big Discoveries in a Jar, from the Magic of Chemistry and Physics to the Amazing Worlds of Earth Science and Biology

by Jonathan Adolph

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Overview


Mom's Choice Award Gold Winner
Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner


Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists ages 8 and up. Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, small stalactites, and, of course, great goo and super slime! With a little ingenuity, the jar can be converted into a lava lamp, a water prism, a balloon barometer, and a compass. Each fun-packed project offers small-scale ways to illustrate the big-picture principles of chemistry, botany, biology, physics, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612129860
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 157,500
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Jonathan Adolphis the author of Cardboard Box Engineering and the best-selling Mason Jar Science. As the former editor of the award-winning FamilyFun magazine, he developed hundreds of “stealth learning” games and kitchen-science activities during his 20-year career. He specializes in making technical information fun for kids and is an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Massachusetts. He lives with his family in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents


What’s So Great About Science?
Why Mason Jars?
Using the Scientific Method to Solve Mysteries
 
The Magic of Chemistry
  Lava Lamp 2.0
  Water Fireworks
  Wide World of Slimes: Goo, Slime, Microwave Play Clay
  Red Cabbage Chemistry Set
  A Penny for Your Scientific Thoughts
  Fun With Crystals
  A Better Bubble
Earth Science for Earthlings
  Jar-rarium
  At-Home Museum
  String of Stalactites
  Cornstarch Quicksand
  Homemade Compass
  Dead Sea in a Jar
  How's the Weather: Balloon Barometer, Tiny Tornado, Conjure a Cloud, Rain Gauge
The Root of All Fun: Botany
  Capillary Colors
  Root View
  The Kitchen Jar-den: Cool Carrot Forest, Super Sweet Potato, Awesome Avocado Tree
  Grass heads
  Very Berry Ink
  Seedling Superman!
It’s Alive! Biology
  Make a Bug Vacuum
  Hummingbird Feeder
  Critter Containers: Worm Composter, Cricket Concert Hall, Caterpillar Diner
  The Incredible (Inedible) Egg
  Pickle Factory 
  The Yeast You Could Do
Understanding Matter in Motion: Physics
  Walking Water Colors
  Tower of Liquids
  Balloon Vacuum
  Light Bender
  Heron’s Fountain
  Physics Tricks: Unspillable Jar, Balancing Act, Unwettable Paper Towel

Glossary
Metric Conversion Chart
Barometric Pressure Chart
Index
 

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