Science on the Loose
From 8 to 12 | 64 pages
Infused with Helaine Becker’s trademark wit and irrepressible energy, Science on the Loose encourages young readers to release their inner scientist, and think, do, and learn in the most entertaining way possible. Each easy-to-follow experiment — whether it’s to test density in fruit, determine dominant genes, or make slimy goo — follows accepted scientific procedure. Kids will delight in this highly original collection of scientific discovery.
Activities can be safely performed without special equipment or unusual ingredients, and make for satisfyingly simple adventures in the surprises of science. From fooling our senses, to discovering whether JELL-O can have brain waves, to creating ice cream by kicking around a can, Science on the Loose breaks free of run-of-the-mill science activity books, and feeds into kids’ natural curiosity and interest in the world around them.
Each experiment features a “What’s Going On?” component that explains the science behind the results in a clear and concise way. So even when an experiment just feels like silly fun, readers will learn about chemistry, climate change, genes, the senses, photosynthesis, scientific method — even Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Along the way they’ll also be discovering intriguing “Scientists on the Loose” and their wacky — but real — experiments.