Awesome S.T.E.A.M.-based science experiments you can do right at home with easy-to-find materials designed for maximum enjoyment, learning, and discovery for kids ages 8 to 12
Join the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute Labs and explore the science you interact with every day. Using the scientific method, you’ll tap into your own super-powers of logic and deduction to go on a science adventure.
The engaging experiments exemplify core concepts and range from quick and simple to the more complex. Each one includes clear step-by-step instructions and color photos that demonstrate the process and end result. Plus, secondary experiments encourage young readers to build on what they’ve discovered. A “Mystery Solved!” explanation of the science at work helps your budding scientist understand the outcomes of each experiment.
These super-fun, hands-on experiments include: • Building a solar oven and making s’mores • Creating an active rain cloud in a jar • Using static electricity created with a balloon to power a light bulb • Growing your own vegetables—from scraps! • Investigating the forces that make an object sink or float • And so much more!
Bursting with more than 200 color photos and incredible facts, this sturdy hard cover is the perfect gift for any aspiring biologist, chemist, physicist, engineer, and mathematician!
About the Author
Good Housekeeping is a leading lifestyle media brand inspiring a monthly audience of 58M readers--including 6M followers on social media. Rachel Rothman is the Chief Technologist and Engineering Director for the Good Housekeeping Institute. She has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox Business and MSNBC among other live appearances. Rachel has a BSE in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, and Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. Aubre Andrus is an award-winning children's book author. She's been published by National Geographic Kids, Lonely Planet Kids, American Girl, Disney, and Scholastic.
“Amazing Science has a lot of really cool and simple hands-on experiments that do an excellent job of making science fun. And it is perfect for groups and classrooms, too. Every family with young kids should have this book!” —Sidney R. Hemming, PhD., Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University; 2021 Guggenheim Fellow
“Exciting young minds with cool science ideas spark creativity and even nurture problem-solving skills. This is powerful stuff and this book delivers that in spades.” —Dr. Harvey Karp, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; CEO of Happiest Baby
“The team at Good Housekeeping has found a nice balance of science content and fun activities in a colorful and approachable format. In addition to general science concepts, they also include real-life connections and useful charts for experimenting. From simple circuits to soap bubbles and solar smores, this guide will have parents and their kids exploring hands-on science on many rainy (and not rainy!) afternoons.” —Bob ”Science Bob” Pflugfelder, teacher, maker, presenter, and author of Nick and Tesla science adventure series
“I wish I had this book when I was growing up or at least when my girls were growing up. The fun, easy-to-do experiments lower the barrier to science, and will get kids excited about science and engineering.” —Vijay Kumar, Dean of Penn Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
“This book provides easy-to-follow, clear, and repeatable simple science experiments in the categories of physics, biology and chemistry….the experiments are easy to follow, straight-forward in their explanation and set up, and provide ample opportunities to dive deeper into the topic should you choose to do so….Thank you to all the researchers and writers in this book for making the lesson-planning aspect of hands-on activities easier and more consistent!" —Jesse Kasehagen, 7th grade science teacher, Santa Barbara Middle School
“...incredibly engaging….Readers will turn their kitchens into laboratories to practice the scientific method, collect data, test hypotheses, and have so much fun getting their hands messy as they explore food science, water, energy, motion, games, slime, grime, and the great outdoors…. Amazing Science is fun for parents and kids alike, who will all appreciate learning and enjoying time together along the way.” — Booklist, starred review
“As an educator with decades of experience working with children, I know this smart, fun guide will reward the insatiable curiosity of young kids who want to better understand how things work in the world—and why….And parents, you will appreciate that each experiment features difficulty ratings; time involved; and yes, a mess-o-meter…the author, along with the nine women scientists, engineers and product analysts at the Good Housekeeping Institute who contributed to this wonderful book, deserve a standing ovation: they have shown the young that nothing beats the world they inhabit, inside and out, for true enjoyment and learning.” —Maureen Murphy, Head of School, The Children's School, Stamford, CT