I have chosen two top science book titles for you – books recommended by homeschoolers. (Thanks so much to these kind homeschoolers who shared the titles and told me why they liked the books.)
Science Rocks! by Ian Graham. Published by Dorling Kindersley.
Each experiment only takes up one page to describe, making them not too complicated and the equipment needed isn’t too tricky to get. But, best of all, the experiments actually work most of the time just as they should! There are explanations of why things happen and helpful information. My 9-15 year olds love the book and so do I.
Hands-On Science 20 Themes Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
This book covers life, physical and earth science. It contains teaching tips and process skills and each theme states objectives, prep., background info. extension ideas, materials required (accessible) and all the work is able to be photocopied into booklet form if desired. Simply Science and Science made simple.
By the way, the day after I wrote a fortnight ago, I got an email from Robert Krampf, telling of an upcoming price increase. Robert said that he has kept his price the same for six years, and now needs to increase his subscription charge. From March 1, 2014 the cost for a one year subscription will increase to $29.95.
However, if you sign up before the end of this month you will be able to get a year’s subscription at the old price, and if you use my special discount code, you will get a further $5 discount, making it only $15 for a year’s subscription.
The web page is http://thehappyscientist.com
The code is WALMSLEY
I hope this helps to make science even more fun at your house.