STEAM Lab for Kids: Volume 17: 52 Creative Hands-On Projects for Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math - Lab for Kids (Paperback)Liz Lee Heinecke (author)
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While many aspiring artists don't necessarily identify with STEM subjects, and many young inventors don't see the need for art, one is essential to the other. Revealing this connection and encouraging kids to explore it fills hungry minds with tools essential to problem solving and creative thinking. Each of the projects in this book is designed to demonstrate that the deeper you look into art, the more engineering and math you'll find. "The STEAM Behind the Fun" sections throughout explain the science behind the art.
Learn about:angular momentum by making tie-dyed fidget spinners.electrical conductors by making graphite circuits.kinetic energy by making a rubber band shooter.symmetry by making fruit and veggie stamps.much more!From graphite circuit comic books to edible stained glass, young engineers and artists alike will find inspiration aplenty.
The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus-all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
Publisher: Quarry Books
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm
Edition: Kitchen STEAM Lab for Kids
There are so many cool experiments [...] expanding beyond the engineering into the arts * WCCO-CBS Minnesota *
Liz makes science accessible and fun. * Elizabeth Ries, host of Twin Cities Live *
Liz Heinecke is a genius at making learning fun at every level. Her fascination with the natural world and science in general is contagious. * Kim Insley, KARE 11 Sunrise Anchor *
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist and microbiologist mom has another winning book on her hands. With the help of a diverse cast of kids, Liz walks the reader through loads of fun activities using simple household supplies that build science, math, engineering, art, and technology skills. * Kim Moldofsky, publisher of TheMakerMom.com *
If you have little ones with hands (and brains) that need to keep busy, be sure to check this out! * Joanne Loves Science *
Liz Heinecke's STEAM Lab for Kids is one of the best tools I have ever encountered for teaching relationships between STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the arts. The projects are fun, exciting, and engaging. From safety tips and hits to clear step-by-step instructions and materials lists, this book makes STEAM fun and user-friendly. The products of the hands-on labs are absolutely beautiful - these could easily be used as gifts for family and friends! Sure to inspire any young scientist, the short explanations of "the STEAM behind the fun" and "creative enrichment" for each lab are wonderful additions. Also, I am pleased to see photos of a diverse group of children sharing their joy in doing the labs; I cannot express the value that such a consideration brings. As a scientist, I am thrilled to see the many STEM concepts that I use on a daily basis integrated so creatively with art using materials that are around the house or at local craft and tool stores. I want to try all 52 with my son! I cannot wait to use these labs for my future science outreach.* #BLACKandSTEM founder, Stephani Page, PhD *
Such a FUN book, like all the lab books from Liz! I love that my 11 year old can do most of these experiments with no help, and the rest are just mild supervision (Safety Tips and hints are included on all of the labs)! * Bless Their Hearts Mom *
Liz Heinecke's books would have been perfect for me when I was a kid: I grew up with an intense scientific curiosity about the natural world around me and the chemical world underlying it. Her home-brewed experiments would have captivated me. Now as the father of a 10-year-old "kitchen pantry scientist" and slime-maker, I appreciate Heinecke's work all the more. Busting boredom is excellent in itself, but making a kid feel like a scientist while they're having fun - that's brilliant. * Dan Wilson, singer and songwriter of Closing Time, Not Ready to Make Nice, & Someone like You *
Its an amazing book filled with incredible at home experiments, activities, art projects and much more all geared toward making science and math so fun that your kids don't even realize they are learning! * My Crafty Zoo *
The book is enthusiastic about inspiring problem solving and creative thinking, and helping artists and engineer-minded kids alike to find inspiration in STEM projects. * Sprittibee *
A 2019 Children's Choices list selection * A cooperative project of the International Literacy Association and the Children's Book Council *
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