Experiments in Material and Matter with Toys and Everyday Stuff

Experiments in Material and Matter with Toys and Everyday StuffWritten by Natalie Rompella

This book is a great way to introduce children to the elements of science. Rompella uses everyday, household objects to do science in a fun way. Though not exactly new ideas, they are all activities that kids will enjoy. I especially liked the “gas-powered car” experiment: a balloon tied onto a straw that you blow into to make a small car move – both easy and interesting. The most useful part of the book is the “Why It Works” section in the back that explains the science behind the experiments. This is a wonderful book for both classrooms and homes.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

Experiments in Material and Matter with Toys and Everyday Stuff
Written by Natalie Rompella
Capstone Press
24 pages
Release Date: August 1, 2015

Categories: Elem. – Nonfiction
Tags: science, experiments, liquids, gases, solids, matter, household items

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