"The activites in this book are enjoyable for children to perform, but there is very little science taught.
My daughter very much enjoys performing the activities listed, however, I need to heavily supplement the material and description given in order to provide any scientific explaination of what she is doing. Additionally, the scientific method is completely missing from the 'experiments.' The simple activites are prsented in a "do it and observe" form, with no specific idea or result which is tested by the activity.
A good book for entertaining activities, but not for teaching science." Matt Licholai said.
"This book is great. Though out of print still fun and hands on learning for all generations to love.
I highly recommend this for any mom." Southern Girl said.
"We thought that this would be an excellent take-along to play dates. And it works. The book is exciting and the kids love and enjoy all of the experiments. Thank you." Aruba said.
"I purchased this book to help me set up an elementary science center. I also used it to demonstrate lessons for whole class lessons. Great activities!" Sheryl S. said.
"This is a good book of categorized science activities, but if you are looking for "science as inquiry" activities, you'd have to put a lot of thought into how to modify the experiments in this book." SHERYL said.
"I loved this as a library book so I bought my own copy! I use it for my 9 year old home-schooled son to supplement our science curriculum Easy, clear instructions without a lot of unusual supplies. Each experiment lists supplies, what to do, results, and why it happens. We also use it in our home school co-op for 9-11 year olds. I would recommend it and purchase it again." V. Ashbrook said.
"Was better organized than the first book, very informative. Bought for Boy Scouts, hope it will be very useful." Sylvia said.