Science Is All Around Us!

Science is everywhere, including at the fairgrounds and in your own kitchen! With hands-on activities that bring learning to life, books in the Accessible Science set invite kids to explore the world of science that can be found at their very own fingertips. In Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures, kids explore familiar scenarios such as such as boiling water, baking cookies, and creating slime to figure out the why and how behind the science. In Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum, and Magnets, learn about the forces that rule our world and everything in it by examining the rides, games, and even food you might find at a county fair. Science doesn’t always happen in a lab, and everyone can do it. All you need is a few basic supplies and a whole lot of curiosity.

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About the Books

Starting with an exploration of atoms and molecules and how they make up the world, Kitchen Chemistry goes on to discuss mixtures, reactions, states of matter, solutions, and more! By using familiar scenarios such as boiling water, baking cookies, and creating slime, kids make text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections that deepen their understanding of the world around us and the connection to chemistry to be found in every area of life. Hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, and links to online primary resources help readers learn the fundamentals of the world of chemistry!

In Fairground Physics, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the forces that rule our world and everything in it by examining the rides, games, and even food you might find at a county fair. Ride the carousel and discover centripetal force. Listen to the music and learn how sound waves travel through the air. Hop on a roller coaster and name the types of energy involved in whizzing you around the track and upside down!

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