Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects by Jack Challoner

Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects

byJack Challoner, Jack Andraka

Kobo ebook | March 1, 2018

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Build, create, invent, and discover 28 awesome experiments and activities with Maker Lab.

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and supporting STEAM education initiatives, Maker Lab has 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun.

Explaining science through photographs and facts that carefully detail the "why" and "how" of each experiment using real-world examples to provide context, each activity is appropriate for kids ages 8-12 years old and ranked easy, medium, or hard, with an estimated time frame for completion. Requiring only household materials, young makers can build an exploding volcano, make bath fizzies, construct a solar system, make an eggshell geode, and more.

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

Title:Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool ProjectsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 1, 2018Publisher:DK PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1465477209

ISBN - 13:9781465477200

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of great activities My daughters are so inspired by this book! My daughter has planned her whole 10th birthday party around the activities in this book.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome rainy day book Interesting projects with a "science-y" aspect, but hands on to keep the kids engaged. Great pictures with step by step instructions, some with explanations on how it works! Awesome book for rainy day!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Great projects, wonderful pictures!! We pull this out on weekends when it's too cold to head out
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Most Beautiful Science Experiment Book Ever Beautifully photographed. Also, "Baked Alaska". Need I say more?
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AwesomeActivities Great hands-on learning with really cool activities
Date published: 2018-01-01
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