Science Reference Guides
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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.
Brown, Jordan. Crazy concoctions: a mad scientistís guide to messy mixtures. Watertown, MA, Charlesbridge Pub., c2011. 79 p.
Brown, Renata Fossen. Gardening lab for kids. Beverly, MA, Quarry Books, c2014. 136 p.
Connolly, Sean. The book of potentially catastrophic science. New York, Workman Pub., c2010. 305 p.
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.
Doyle, James. A young scientist's guide to defying disasters with skill and daring. Layton, UT, Gibbs Smith, 2012. 151 p.
Gardner, Robert. Ace your science project using chemistry magic and toys: great science fair ideas. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers, c2010. 128 p.
Gardner, Robert. Forensic science projects with a crime lab you can build. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow, c2008. 128 p.
Gardner, Robert, and Dennis Shortelle. Slam dunk! science projects with basketball. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers, c2010. 104 p.
Gibson, Gary. Making things float and sink. Mankato, MN, Stargazer Books, c2010. 32 p.
Graham, Ian, and Mike Goldsmith. Science rocks! New York, London, DK Publishing, 2011. 144 p.
Gray, Susan Heinrichs. Experiments with motion. New York, Children's Press, c2012. 48 p.
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.
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.
Hopwood, James. Cool distance assistants: fun science projects to propel things. Edina, MN, ABDO Pub. Co., c2008. 32 p.
Hyde, Natalie. Whatís the plan? Designing your experiment. New York, Crabtree Pub., c2010. 32 p.
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.
Mercer, Bobby. Junk drawer chemistry: 50 awesome experiments that don't cost a thing. Chicago, Chicago Review Press, c2016. 206 p.
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.
Parker, Steve. Crackling chemistry. Irvine, CA, QEB Pub., c2011. 32 p.
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.
Yoder, Eric, and Natalie Yoder. 65 short mysteries you solve with science! Washington, Science, Naturally!, c2008. 176 p.
Yoder, Eric, and Natalie Yoder. 65 more short mysteries you solve with science! Washington, Science, Naturally!, 2013. 180 p.
Compiled by Sean Bryant, October 2015, Science Reference Section, Science, Technology & Business Division, Library of Congress
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