30-Minute Sustainable Science Projects
What can you do with recycled materials found in your home or at school in 30 minutes or less? How about making a pizza box oven? Clear step-by-step instructions and photos make these sustainable science projects fast, easy, and fun! The activities in this book use common items from around the house and keep readers learning while they're busy having fun! Projects include: Musical bottles Cardboard stethoscope Flying hoopster Balloon hovercraft Mini catapult Pizza box solar oven Mini trebuchet Balloon-powered car ...
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Simple instructions, well laid out and illustrated, make the eight to 10 projects in each of these books attainable and interesting. Most include two components: setup or construction and running the experiment. While all of the projects can be completed in 30 minutes, many can be extended by altering variables and running additional trials. This offers excellent scientific method practice. There's lots of timing, measuring, observation, and comparison of results. Materials are drawn from on-hand items, with a few special purchases needed--citric acid, black light, borax, and activated carbon. Some procedures are fairly exacting, and some require real dexterity. This is not necessarily bad, just something to note. Check the table of contents before buying......