Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover by Jack ChallonerMaker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover by Jack Challoner

Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover

byJack Challoner

Hardcover | July 5, 2016

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Supporting STEM education initiatives and the maker movement, the National Parenting Publication Award-winner Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun.

Each step-by-step activity is appropriate for kids ages 8–12, and ranked easy, medium, or hard, with an estimated time frame for completion. Requiring only household materials, young makers can build an exploding volcano, race balloon rocket cars, construct a solar system, make a lemon battery, and more. Photographs and facts carefully detail the "why" and "how" of each experiment using real-world examples to provide context so kids can gain a deeper understanding of the scientific principles applied.

With a foreword by Jack Andraka, a teen award-winning inventor, Maker Lab will help kids find their inner inventor and create winning projects for school projects, science fairs, and beyond.

Jack Challoner is a former science and math teacher and educator at the London Science Museum, and author of over 40 science and technology books, including The Cell: A Visual Tour of the Building Block of Life and DK Eyewitness Books: Energy. He is based in Bristol, England.Jack Andraka was just a fifteen year old Maryland high school...
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Title:Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * DiscoverFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 11.13 × 8.8 × 0.69 inPublished:July 5, 2016Publisher:DKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1465451358

ISBN - 13:9781465451354

Customer Reviews of Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Maker Lab A great book to encourage exploration and experimentation.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Discover! Makerspaces. Have you heard the term before? I'm going to give you the library definition, as that's where my interests lie. "A library makerspace is an area and/or service that offers library patrons an opportunity to create intellectual and physical materials using resources such as computers, 3-D printers, audio and video capture and editing tools, and traditional arts and crafts supplies. In the field of library science, makerspaces are classified as a type of library service offered by librarians to patrons." Maker Lab - 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover by Jack Challoner looked like a great place to find some new ideas! Maker Lab is divided into four sections: Food For Thought, Around the Home, Water World and The Great Outdoors. Experiment! I remember making a version of Slime with my son when he was younger. Ingredients needed - everything you already have at home. Invisible ink - ah, yes - my son wanted to be a spy when he was younger. Do you know the science behind Baked Alaska? This one would be great to try - and eat. There's some more food based ideas as well. But my fave is using a lemon as a battery. This is one we've actually tried in the library. Making a kaleidoscope from a few beads, some paper, plastic wrap and a cardboard tube - easy and fascinating. How about a balloon rocket car from used water bottles? Summer is the perfect time to try the water ideas - a waterwheel or soap powered boat. Make your own bath fizzies! But I have to say my personal favourite was Sun Prints. I'm going to make a few myself for some wall artwork at home. What I liked - full colour shot of each idea - one that will appeal to young maker. Clear concise instructions accompanied by pictures. The time needed to complete and the difficulty level are noted for each. Most of the ideas can be executed using items you already have. And the few you would have to purchase are very inexpensive. And this I really like - the science of how and why it works. Creating and discovering can be a group activity or one you do at home with your children. And the bonus is that they'll start coming up with their own ideas and experiments. There's also a glossary at the with definitions for many of the terms used in the book. Learning can be fun! And remember, creativity isn't just for kids.
Date published: 2017-06-11

Editorial Reviews

"Offers a plethora of engaging projects that will capture the attention and curiosity of students from lower elementary (with guidance) through high school." — School Library Journal"…what sets this book apart is that each experiment is accompanied by real-world applications that tie new observations to kids' existing understanding and offer endless opportunities for STEM-related discussions." — Booklist"[An] accessible and wide-ranging exploration of multiple aspects of the sciences." — Publishers Weekly