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Thursday, July 24, 2014


Tired of reading mysteries and fairy tales? Check out the cool nonfiction section at the back of the library - over in the 500s. Here's where you'll find books that go Fizz and Boom... like Super Science Concoctions, by Jill Frankel Hauser. Subtitled "50 mysterious mixtures for fabulous fun,"  this book encourages children to play around in the kitchen "laboratory". Mixing and pouring is part of the process that will have them learning about molecules, colloids, gels, and polymers. Most of all - it's fun!

Janice VanCleave's 200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird Fun Experiments is exactly what it says it is: a book full of recipes for gooey, slimy fun. It includes biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy activities that will get kids psyched about science.

Don't Try This at Home, by Vicki Cobb and Kathy Darling, is full of fun things to do - but they're experiments for kids on the move. Inside you'll find activities to do in the yard, at the beach, at the park, in an airplane, at an amusement park, in an elevator, in skyscrapers and more.

  Scary Science, by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone, is the perfect book for a kid infatuated with vampires and zombies. Inside are recipes for mixing up festering ooze, goblin lamps, and bubbling alien blood. From disappearing coffee cups to spooky writing, this book has all the creepy experiments you'll ever need.

Check back next week for another hands-on science activity!