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This guide gathers select print resources on experiments and science projects for children that they can perform with the supervision or assistance of their parents.

Blackwood, Gary L. Mysterious messages: a history of codes and ciphers. New York, Dutton Childrenís Books, c2009. 170 p.
   Z103.B53 2009

Brown, Jordan. Crazy concoctions: a mad scientistís guide to messy mixtures. Watertown, MA, Charlesbridge Pub., c2011. 79 p.
   Q164.B86 2011

Brown, Renata Fossen. Gardening lab for kids. Beverly, MA, Quarry Books, c2014. 136 p.
   SB457.B723 2014

Connolly, Sean. The book of potentially catastrophic science. New York, Workman Pub., c2010. 305 p.
   Q182.3.C656 2010

Denmead, Ken. The geek dad book for aspiring mad scientists: the coolest experiments and projects for science fairs and family fun. New York, Gotham, 2011. 231 p.
   Q182.3.D46 2011

Doyle, James. A young scientist's guide to defying disasters with skill and daring. Layton, UT, Gibbs Smith, 2012. 151 p.
   Q163.D69 2012

Gardner, Robert. Ace your science project using chemistry magic and toys: great science fair ideas. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers, c2010. 128 p.
   QD38.G345 2010

Gardner, Robert. Forensic science projects with a crime lab you can build. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow, c2008. 128 p.
   HV8073.8.G37 2008

Gardner, Robert, and Dennis Shortelle. Slam dunk! science projects with basketball. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers, c2010. 104 p.
   QC25.G374 2010

Gibson, Gary. Making things float and sink. Mankato, MN, Stargazer Books, c2010. 32 p.
   QC147.5.G532 2010

Graham, Ian, and Mike Goldsmith. Science rocks! New York, London, DK Publishing, 2011. 144 p.
   Q182.3.G73 2011

Gray, Susan Heinrichs. Experiments with motion. New York, Children's Press, c2012. 48 p.
   QC127.4.G73 2012

Gunter, Veronika Alice, and Rain Newcomb. Pet science: 50 purr-fectly woof-worthy activities for you & your pets. New York, Lark Books, c2006. 80 p.
   SF416.2.G86 2006

Hines-Stephens, Sarah, and Bethany Mann. Show off: how to do absolutely everything one step at a time. San Francisco, CA, Candlewick Press, c2009. 224 p.
   GV182.9.H56 2009

Hopwood, James. Cool distance assistants: fun science projects to propel things. Edina, MN, ABDO Pub. Co., c2008. 32 p.
   Q182.3.H67 2008

Hyde, Natalie. Whatís the plan? Designing your experiment. New York, Crabtree Pub., c2010. 32 p.
   Q164.H93 2010

Leavitt, Loralee. Candy experiments. Kansas City, MO, Andrews McMeel Pub., c2012. 146 p.
   Q164.L43 2012 / FLM2013 007896

Leavitt, Loralee. Candy experiments 2. Kansas City, MO, Andrews McMeel Pub., 2014. 144 p.
   Q164.L432 2014 / FLM2015 159141

Mercer, Bobby. The flying machine book: build and launch 35 rockets, gliders, helicopters, boomerangs, and more. Chicago, Chicago Review Press, 2012. 197 p.
   TL778.M47 2012

Mercer, Bobby. Junk drawer chemistry: 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing. Chicago, Chicago Review Press, c2016. 206 p.
   QD38.M47 2015

Mercer, Bobby. Junk drawer physics: 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing. Chicago, Chicago Review Press, c2014. 189 p.
   QC25.M35 2014 / FLM2015 010888

Mercer, Bobby. The leaping, sliding, sprinting, riding science book: 50 super sports science activities. New York, Lark Books, c2006. 80 p.
   GV558.M47 2006 / FLM2015 112329

Oxlade, Chris. Experiments with air and water. New York, PowerKids Press, 2015. 32 p.
   QC161.2.O95 2015

Parker, Steve. Crackling chemistry. Irvine, CA, QEB Pub., c2011. 32 p.
   QD35.P243 2011

Siy, Alexandra. Cars on Mars: roving on the red planet. Watertown, MA, Charlesbridge, c2009. 57 p.
   QB641.S495 2009 LANDOVR

Yoder, Eric, and Natalie Yoder. 65 short mysteries you solve with math! Washington, Science, Naturally!, c2010. 176 p.
   QA63.Y63 2010

Yoder, Eric, and Natalie Yoder. 65 short mysteries you solve with science! Washington, Science, Naturally!, c2008. 176 p.
   Q173.Y63 2008

Yoder, Eric, and Natalie Yoder. 65 more short mysteries you solve with science! Washington, Science, Naturally!, 2013. 180 p.
   Q173.Y633 2013

Compiled by Sean Bryant, October 2015, Science Reference Section, Science, Technology & Business Division, Library of Congress

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