Maker Lab

Maker Lab

28 Super Cool Projects : Build, Invent, Create, Discover

Book - 2016 | First American edition.
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Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, the National Parenting Publication Award-winner Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun.

Each step-by-step activity is appropriate for kids ages 8-12, and ranked easy, medium, or hard, with an estimated time frame for completion. Requiring only household materials, young makers can build an exploding volcano, race balloon rocket cars, construct a lemon battery, make sticky slime, and more. Photographs and facts carefully detail the "why" and "how" of each experiment using real-world examples to provide context so kids can gain a deeper understanding of the scientific principles applied.

With a foreword by Jack Andraka, a teen award-winning inventor, Maker Lab will help kids find their inner inventor and create winning projects for school projects, science fairs, and beyond.

Alternative Title: DK Smithsonian maker lab
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781465451354
Branch Call Number: Q182.3 .M3523 2016
J 507.8
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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May 22, 2017

I love all the ideas in this book. It suits very well for my 7-yr-old son. Highly recommend this book for curious minds.

ArapahoeKati Sep 14, 2016

Awesome experiments made me want to go home and put on my safety goggles. Excellent ideas and great illustrations make science fun and easy to understand, especially concepts like gravity, density, and even how to make your own water filter. Great for that time of year when you don't want to make an exploding volcano for science class...

LPL_DanC Aug 19, 2016

If you are ready to "make" with a vengeance after the ConfabuLarryum, this is the book for you! A ton of great projects for kids--balloon rocket car, DIY bath fizzies, soap powered boats (the favorite in my own house)--all broken down into steps and well-illustrated with photographs. DK Publishing paired with The Smithsonian is a partnership made in heaven for children's books.


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