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Sarah R. (booktopia) reviewed The Kids' Science Book: Creative Experiences for Hands-On Fun (Williamson Kids Can! Series) on
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5?A compilation of experiments, games, and activities. Hirschfeld and White begin by offering basic information about making and recording observations, which will be helpful to readers looking to start science-fair projects. The authors provide clear explanations of common terms in the scientific method such as hypothesis, procedures, and data, and include examples. In addition, they explain that results don't always agree with their hypothesis, and that does not mean that the experiment was a failure. Safety precautions are included. There are labeled symbols prior to each experiment or activity, but no introductory explanation as to how this type of organizational symbol can be helpful. Black-and-white line drawings are simple and attractive. This is an excellent collection of many commonly requested experiments (growing seeds, making volcanoes, modeling the solar system using vegetables for relative size). There are also some not-so-common ideas here such as measuring the body heat of your hand inside a mitten; making a measuring wheel; and experimenting with opaque, transparent, and translucent paper.?Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
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