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STEM lab : 25 super cool projects : build, invent, create, discover / Jack Challoner.

Challoner, Jack, author. (Author). Smithsonian Institution, sponsoring body. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9781465475619 (hard cover)
  • ISBN: 1465475613 (hard cover)
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: At head of title: DK Smithsonian.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Forces and motion. Wind-up car ; Bottle raft ; Sand pendulum ; Wind turbine ; Levitating ball ; Tower crane ; Automaton -- Liquids and reactions. Blubber glove ; Thermos ; Pythagoras cup ; Air freshener ; Bubble tower ; Copper reactions -- Shapes and structures. Spaghetti tower ; Newspaper stool ; Suspension bridge ; Geodesic dome ; Pantograph ; Sturdy sandcastle ; Light and sound. Wave machine ; Spectroscope ; Singing spoons ; Harmonica ; Buzzer ; Guitar.
Summary, etc.: Presents over two dozen science activities demonstrating such scientific properties as forces and motion, chemical reactions, shapes and structures, and light and sound.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    DK maintains its high-quality standard with this continuation of the Maker Lab series. Twenty-five STEM-based projects are divided into four categories: forces and motion, liquids and reactions, shapes and structures, and light and sound. Each activity begins with a double-page spread including a photo of the completed craft along with an introduction to the pertinent concepts. Required materials are listed (most, though not all, are common household items), time commitment and difficulty level are forewarned, and the step-by-step instructions are neatly laid out, with a clear photo accompanying every stage. Each project concludes with more information in a "How It Works" section and a paragraph illuminating real-world applications of the STEM concept being explored. Challoner doesn't miss an opportunity to contextualize the crafting in terms of STEM, inserting little asides into the margins—though the pages never feel too cluttered. Between the crisp, colorful presentation and the interactive, kid-friendly projects (windup cars, Pythagoras cups, guitars), young makers will be sucked into STEM-filled learning fun, whether in the classroom or at home. Grades 3-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jack Challoner has written more than 30 books on science and technology, and also acts as a science consultant for books, magazines, and television. His most recent book for DK is Maker Lab (2016), which was shortlisted for the RNS Young People's Book Prize.

Subject: Science > Experiments > Juvenile literature.
Science projects > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Science & Nature > Experiments & Projects.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Science & Nature > General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Technology > How Things Work-Are Made.
Science projects.
Science > Experiments.

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