Touch of Home Learning has a new E-book out and I was able to review it! It's called 60 Quick and Easy Science Experiments Using Everyday Items. I was so excited to receive it and looked through it immediately!
60 Quick and Easy Science Experiments Using Everyday Items is geared to the 3 to 7 audience, probably in a school setting, and I think that's a pretty appropriate age-range, but I think it worked great doing the experiments at home with my kiddos! It's packed with practical experiments to do with this age group, many with materials you probably have on hand and others that, with a little foresight, can be purchased easily. The e-book is organized simply into categories with several experiments in each category. Each experiment can be a lesson in itself or, if all the experiments are completed in succession (which may take about an hour) the greater scientific idea can easily be learned. The experiments themselves are explained clearly with outcomes worded in such a way that preschoolers (and parents) will readily understand what they are to see as a result and learn from conducting the experiment.
Cutie Pie was immediately intrigued with the experiments in this book. He loved all the experiments we tried so much, that one day in about 45 minutes we completed four experiments and each was simple enough to pull off without any (or much) preparation. He loved it and asked for even more! His favorite experiments were Balloon Rocket, Anti-Gravity Water, and Cup Pulley (well, really all of the experiments in the Big Trucks-Simple Machines.) We even received this book in time to incorporate some of the experiments into our lesson about Humpty Dumpty!
I would really recommend this book to those who want to try simple experiments with their kiddos at home, just to see if their child would be interested or whether they have been into experimenting for a while, as well as to those teaching preschool or younger elementary either at home or in a school setting. We still have several more experiments to try, and I can’t wait to try them soon!
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