Discover what makes science fun in this engaging book, filled with weird, wacky science facts, basic principles, and 50 creative science projects that take interactivity to a whole new level. Dynamic photos and art highlight projects step by step so kids can conduct experiments with confidence and accuracy. Most projects involve kid-friendly subjects like electrical charges, chemical explosions, and food chemistry and are based on materials easily found at home. Bonus projects throughout encourage curious kids to dig deeper and experiment on their own.
Karen Romano Young is a science expert and speaks to schools all over the country. She has written numerous books for children, including the National Geographic Kids Science Fair Winner Series. Before beginning to write her own science books she worked at Scholastic News, the classroom magazine. Young has also written about science for magazines and books such as Cricket, National Geographic World, and the Guinness Book of World Records. While researching an ocean book in 2004, she became involved in the extreme research journey the University of Delaware takes to the hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. She spent one month at sea on the R/V Atlantis and dove to the bottom of the ocean in a little submarine called Alvin. The author lives in Connecticut with her family.