Ed Sobey Wack Water Fun with Science

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Wack Water Fun with Science

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Learn all about flight with the science activities. Kids will eagerly soar into the wonderful world of aerodynamics when they build the spinning, flying, rocketing creations described in this book. There are 69 science demonstrations and projects to construct and test, from boomerangs and water rocket launchers to homemade hovercrafts. Many of the experiments can be extended to become topics for school science fairs using the author's easy-to-follow suggestions. Icons alongside each model explain the physical principles involved, while troubleshooting tips keep the experiments running smoothly. It also includes a timeline of major flight achievements. Water science activities for home, school, and the beach! Ed Sobey helps kids explore the wonderful world of water with 69 lively hands-on projects for the beach, swimming pool, and kitchen sink. Using everyday materials, he combines the fun of water games and toys with the scientific concepts behind water pressure, hydro-power, and other key principles. These activities can be expanded into science fair entries too. Not only are the physical principles explained but special demonstration and troubleshooting tips are included to ensure hours of fun.

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Set sail for tons of slip-sliding science adventure. (Just add water). When kids from all over told Ed Sobey that they just couldn't wait to dive into another one of his awesome science activity books, he took them at their word...literally. So get ready to dive (and splash, sink, and sail too). You asked for it, after all. Wacky Water Fun with Science features everything (even the kitchen sink) you'll ever need to totally immerse yourself in all things wet, wild, and altogether wonderful. Inspiring curious kids to find their own answers and solutions to all their questions about the wonderful world of water, this lively and educational collection of projects promises hours of slippery fun at home, at school--even at the beach! Ideal for kids 10 and up, these fascinating projects include: building waterwheels and turbines; making a miniature salty ocean; blowing bubbles and studying water's surface tension; experimenting with buoyancy, pressure, and temperature; constructing wind-powered, balloon-powered, and battery-powered boats; building your own water clocks and underwater viewers. With Wacky Water Fun with Science, tomorrow's sailors, oceanographers, and water engineers can literally get their feet (and everything else!) wet as they discover the exhilaration and rewards of independent exploration. Sobey's latest treasury also features invaluable navigational aids that guarantee maximum results, detailed explanations of the physical principles involved, and suggestions for transforming the activities into prize-winning science fair projects. So roll up your sleeves, take a deep breath, and brace yourself for a tidal wave of hydro-powered learning excitement with Wacky Water Fun with Science.

About the Author:

Ed Sobey, Ph.D., is an oceanographer and president of the Northwest Invention Center. He has directed five museums and hosted ABC-TV's popular kids' science program, Idea Factory. Sobey is the author of several children's books, including Fantastic Flying Fun with Science, Just Plane Smart, Car Smarts, and Wrapper Rockets and Trombone Straws.

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