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The Resource Mason jar science : 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments, Jonathan Adolph

Mason jar science : 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments, Jonathan Adolph

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Mason jar science : 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments
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Mason jar science
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40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments
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Jonathan Adolph
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Language
eng
Summary
"Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists ages 8 and up. Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, small stalactites, and, of course, great goo and super slime! With a little ingenuity, the jar can be converted into a lava lamp, a water prism, a balloon barometer, and a compass. Each fun-packed project offers small-scale ways to illustrate the big-picture principles of chemistry, botany, biology, physics, and more."--
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Review
Forty science-related activities that can be done in a canning jar by young experimenters. A former editor of FamilyFun magazine introduces his collection of activities with one double-page spread about science and the use of the scientific method to solve mysteries, and another on the advantages of the mason jar: widely available in various sizes, inexpensive and durable, heatproof, transparent, sealable, and often equipped with helpful measuring lines. Like many such compilations of "experiments" these are really demonstrations or ways to concoct a substance with which to experiment. Organized into chapters by study areas—chemistry, earth science, botany, biology, and physics—these relatively simple procedures are clearly presented, most compressed into just a two-page spread. Each offers a short introduction, a list of materials and tools, step-by-step instructions, "What to Watch for," and "What's Going on." Separate text boxes headed with the phrases "Speak Like a Scientist," "Science in Real Life," or "Tell Me More" add extra information. Sometimes there are suggestions for variations and further exploration. All are illustrated with photographs, sometimes showing the experiment in progress, often showing middle-grade experimenters diverse in gender and race. There's making goo ("also known as gack"), growing seedlings, dissolving an egg's shell, and physics magic using air pressure, among many familiar activities, but the demonstration of the versatility of a mason jar is impressive. An appealing and accessible collection. (index not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-14) (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2018)
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Adolph, Jonathan
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507.8
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index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 8-12
  • 1030L
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non fiction
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  • 3
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True
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  • Science
  • Science projects
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  • Science projects
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juvenile
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40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments
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Mason jar science : 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments, Jonathan Adolph
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Introduction: What's so great about science? -- The magic of chemistry -- Earth science for Earthlings -- Botany, the root of all fun -- It's alive! Biology -- Physics
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1951826
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1 volume
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9781612129860
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2017061052
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  • (Sirsi) i9781612129860
  • (OCoLC)1019838962
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Mason jar science : 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments, Jonathan Adolph
Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What's so great about science? -- The magic of chemistry -- Earth science for Earthlings -- Botany, the root of all fun -- It's alive! Biology -- Physics
Control code
1951826
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781612129860
Lccn
2017061052
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781612129860
  • (OCoLC)1019838962

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