The Kid's Book of Simple Everyday Science (Paperback)

By Kelly Doudna

Mighty Media Kids, 9781938063343, 112pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

List Price: 13.95*
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These 40 simple science activities will have young kids searching the house for everyday items to learn about temperature, pressure, water, air, heat, and plants! Each easy and fun activity includes how-to photos, simple instructions, short explanations, and introduces beginning math principles. With tips and extra information to extend the scientific experience, this book will get kids thinking like scientists in no time at all! The book includes: supply & tool lists, visual and text-based explanations, step-by-step instructions and photos, and safety information.

About the Author

Kelly Doudna has always had an interest in science. She was a member of her junior high school school science club, but turned her focus to English and writing in college. She attempted the study of meteorology in graduate school, but was kicked out of the program after she flunked calculus twice. That led her to pursue a commercial art degree, and today she combines all of these interests as a graphic designer and in-house writer at Mighty Media, Inc. Kelly has authored over 250 educational books for children on topics ranging from the alphabet to baby animals to the weather. In her free time, Kelly enthusiastically pursues bicycling, photography, cooking, and the craft beer scene, and documents it all in her blog.

Praise For The Kid's Book of Simple Everyday Science

"It’s true that anyone can think like a scientist, and this title strikes a nice balance between being simple and engaging." Booklist

"The projects are easy to understand and can be, mostly, done with everyday household items. Designed to easily stir the kids' imaginations to delve "scientifically" into their everyday surroundings." Reader's Haven Reviews

"From Minneapolis-based Scarletta Press come informative and fun little paperbacks." St. Paul Pioneer Press

"This book is packed with simple but interesting experiments using common household items, and has how-to photos, easy to understand instructions..." MN Parent

"Kelly Doudna’s wonderful book is a delight for the eyes and for developing brains. ...Kids will have so much fun doing these activities, they won’t even notice there is a whole lot of learning going on." — City Book Review, 5 Stars

Previous Reviews for ABDO Publishing Group series:

"...simple without being boring." School Library Journal, Series Made Simple, April 2011

". . . simple without being boring." School Library Journal, Series Made Simple, April 2011