National Geographic Try This Brings Out The Mad Scientist In Children Plus GIVEAWAY 9/15
***Disclosure: As a 2014 National Geographic Kids Insider, I receive products and information to facilitate my posts. No other compensation is provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
My oldest son just started high school, and one of the things he's most excited about is science class. He will finally get to do labs and really learn how things work in a hands-on way. Of course all this talk about science experiments has made my preschoolers feel a little left out. After all, it will be several years before they get to dissect cow eyeballs or mix chemicals together to see the reaction.
Luckily, I can bring the science lab home to them, thanks to National Geographic Kids. Their book, "Try This" offers kids 50 fun and educational science experiments that can be performed right in the comfort of your own home. Of course as with any science experiments, adult supervision should definitely be present when young children are involved. But that's just common sense, in my opinion.
In addition to tons of great experiments, there are also a lot of fun facts in "Try This". It really explains why things work the way they do, and in words that kids can easily understand.
Some of the experiments, like the Floating Water Magic Trick below, are incredibly simple and can be conducted in mere minutes. Others are a lot more complex and require more time and materials. So there really is something for any occasion, whether it's a quick trick or a more elaborate science lesson.
There are even experiments that address things like human behaviors and body language. I especially liked the "Phony Smiles" experiment below. It was quite eye-opening! Maybe I liked this one because I am very trusting, and end up being used as a doormat. Learning to read facial expressions and body language has really helped me determine peoples' motivation. It's a great skill for anyone to have, especially kids who may be interested in psychology or even law enforcement!
But the thing I love most about "National Geographic Kids Try This"? It helps me bring all 3 of my kids together, despite the huge age gap. Let's face it: A high school student isn't going to want to hang out with preschoolers. When we received this fun book, a common interest in science bridged that age gap in no time. Kyle even plays teacher and shows his baby brother and sister how to do these experiments. They even made a sundial together out on the deck!
So if you have kids who are curious about the world around them, I would definitely recommend checking out this book. It's loaded with activities that the whole family can enjoy, and everyone is bound to learn something new. Who says learning can't be fun?!
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8/28/2014 08:27:49 am
I love books like this one for the kids. It makes science fun!
8/29/2014 01:11:36 am
Science books that the kids can read and then try the experiment
8/29/2014 03:03:35 am
We watch a lot of you tube videos and try to do as much hands on experiments as we can
8/29/2014 04:18:28 am
We have a science experiment kit that we love to use.. My daughter's favorite experiment involves mixing food coloring, vinegar, and baking soda.
8/29/2014 09:05:53 am
I like science but don't even know where to begin to teach it to my kids. I did a oil/blue-colored water in a bottle to simulate ocean waves so that has been the extent of my science experiment. I think my kids would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway.
9/1/2014 03:35:04 pm
We read a lot of science books and watch YouTube videos.
9/2/2014 12:08:38 am
I love watching The Science Channel, and reading about science, space exploration, etc.
9/9/2014 10:38:57 pm
We love science books and this would be a great addition to our homeschool book list!
9/10/2014 05:06:33 am
We love going on hikes! The kids pick up rocks and nature they find on the path to examine.
9/11/2014 02:56:37 am
i hated science as a kid, it didnt seem relevant or accessible. so i try and do better with MY kids. we play in the dirt and explore life (and death) around us.
9/11/2014 10:44:11 pm
Thanks for the great giveaways! My son loves science.
9/12/2014 07:05:02 am
We tried the Mentos soda challenge, seeing all the soda shoot up was so cool.
9/12/2014 08:46:41 am
My grandson get involves in he science fair at his school, he really enjoys doing the experiments
9/12/2014 12:20:28 pm
We have done some of the experiments in Janice Van Cleeves book. My kids like to make static electricity with balloons and see their hair stand on end.
9/13/2014 07:11:56 am
We just take lots of nature walks and find different leaves, trees, and bugs! That's our favorite!
9/13/2014 09:37:46 am
just by watching science shows
9/13/2014 05:51:43 pm
My kids like to read a lot about it.
9/14/2014 08:24:34 am
we like to go to zoos, parks, and museums locally! Thanks so much for the chances to win.
9/14/2014 09:48:00 am
We like to get outdoors and try little projects
9/14/2014 12:17:18 pm
We like to check out science shows on tv and attend science events at the local library when they have them.
9/15/2014 12:08:35 am
My daughter loves science and this year her new school has a science club, so she has joined that. I am not sure what projects or experiments they will do, but she is excited about it.
9/15/2014 03:49:44 am
My kids are grown so no experiments for me. But my daughter is homeschooling her boys and this would be a wonderful book for her to use for science lessons.
9/15/2014 10:11:12 am
My family likes to explore science by finding different experiments on the internet.. My kids love Volcano experiments.
9/15/2014 12:06:19 pm
My son has a couple of science workbooks, and he loves any experiment that involves slime.
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