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The Science Spell Book: Magical Experiments for Kids (Paperback)
Use science to create REAL magic with 30 dazzling experiments you can do at home—the perfect science gift for kids!
Written by biochemist Cara Florance, The Science Spell Book is the perfect way to engage kids while teaching them about science. Readers will learn about physics, biology, chemistry and more with amazing activities like:
- Elixir of Enlightenment—brew a stunning color-changing tea!
- Chaotic Calling—learn about chaos theory while creating art with a pendulum!
- Fluorescent Feast—create a meal that glows under a black light!
- North Divination—make a homemade compass!
Each experiment includes simple instructions, diagrams to follow along with, and an explanation of the science behind each magical experiment.
About the Author
Cara Florance is a biochemist specializing in catalytic RNA. She has a BS in chemistry from Iona College and PhD in biochemistry from University of Colorado, Boulder. She lives in Boston with her husband and two children. Her little girls inspired her to create Brave the Elements, an online resource for parents to bring science into the home.
"This delightful collection of 30 experiments [showcases] the science behind seemingly magical activities while still embracing the wonder of nature... Enchanting fun for kitchen scientists, classroom connections, or library programming" — Booklist
"Budding scientists who enjoy the lure of magic, potions, spells and sorcery will enjoy tinkering around with an adult in a home or school based laboratory while conducting these unusual experiments" — Youth Services Book Review
"Wizardry with appeal for those both science-inclined and not" — Kirkus
"This is an appealing resource to encourage children, parents, teachers, and librarians to explore, enjoy, and celebrate science" — School Library Journal