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Nature Science Experiments: What's Hopping in a Dust Bunny?

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illlustrated by Edward Miller [9781402724121]
Series: Mad Science
Publisher: Sterling
Published: May 2010
Age range: from 9 to 12
64 pages
ISBN: 1-4027-2412-8
ISBN13: 9781402724121
$12.95 US
$16.95 Canadian
Hardcover with Jacket
8 X 9
Carton Quantity: 24
Territory: World

Fun, easy-to-use, and accessible, this cool collection of science activities will have kids ages 9-12 eagerly carrying out experiments with common, everyday objects from the home and backyard.  The captivating ideas range from DNA collection (getting samples from real cells in your mouth) to investigating carnivorous plants (“Trigger This: Explore the Properties of the Venus Flytrap’s Trigger Hairs”).  Every topic is presented in appealing clear, reading-level-appropriate language with complementary experiments, sidebars, illustrations, photography, and extension activities.

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of more than 20 books for children. She has written picture books, science books, biographies, and other nonfiction for children.  Some of her other Sterling titles include Championship Science Fair, Mysteries Unwrapped: The Real Monsters, Sterling Biographies: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A National Hero, and Tightrope Poppy the High-Wire Pig.