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Science in Seconds for Kids Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-11-10
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Help your kids explore the wonders of science with over 100 easy and accessible experiments

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less, 2nd Edition makes learning science with your children fun and practical. Using ingredients and components found mostly in your home or classroom, Science in Seconds for Kids instructs caregivers and educators on how to create dazzling and enlightening experiments from scratch.

This book utilizes bright and colorful illustrations and diagrams throughout, making the simple experiments even more accessible. Guide your kids through experiments including:

  • Making rainbows on the floor
  • Popping balloons with light
  • Bending water from a faucet
  • Making lightning in a room
  • Keeping paper dry underwater

The experiments will fascinate youngsters of all ages and encourage a love of science and learning that could last a lifetime. Science in Seconds for Kids is perfect for elementary, traditional, and homeschool educators, as well as parents, grandparents, and other caregivers.

Author Biography

SAM STIER is Founding Director of The Center for Learning with Nature (www.LearningWithNature.org), and teaches at the Whitacre College of Engineering (Texas Tech University) and Otis College of Art and Design. He is the author of the acclaimed curriculum Engineering Inspired by Nature, and has inspired and equipped thousands of K-12 teachers through professional development, curricula, and public speaking.

JEAN POTTER is an experienced early childhood teacher, consultant, and award-winning author of many children's activity books such as Nature in a Nutshell for Kids and Snacktivities. She has served as the Assistant Secretary of Education for the U.S. Department of Education and as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Table of Contents



Dry Paper           

Elastic Air            

Air Rocket          

Air Push              

Air Support        

Bottle Balloon   

Book Lift

Lifting Things With No Hands     

Dusty Air             

Living Things

Whopping Hoppers        

Smart Skin          

Break an Egg     

Egg Shape          

Seeing Without Eyes      

Bendy Trees      

Tree Curves       

Slow Fly               

Fish Skeleton    


Water Rainbow

Oil Rainbow       

Secondary Colors            

New Mix             

Balloon Stretch

Hot Colors          

Color Dyes         

Spinning Colors



Heat Absorbers

Hot Ice 

Bending Water 

Sun Burst            

Button Spinner 

Water Spin         


Easy Electromagnet       

Raisin Raising    


Balancing Act    

Ball Gravity        

Book Balance    

Gravity Balance

Personal Gravity              

Pendulum Plus 

Pendulum Plumb            

Gravity Pull        

Pencil Fall           

The Human Body

Pulse Watch      

Heart Sounds    

Muscle Bound  

Hand Investigation         

Eye Light             

Weird Wonder 

Crying Eyes        

Family Genes    

Old Shoes           


Tiny Mirror         

Mirror Series     

Bending Straws

Light Beams      

Wearing Sparkles            

Stick Mirror        

Easy Kaleidoscope          

Comb Beams     

Changing Shadows         


Lever Lift             

Easy Move         

Sinking Submarine          

Simple Siphon  

Sand Clock         

Turning Time     

Pulling Pulleys  

Pull Ups               

Roll Can               


Making Moves 

Filing Forces      

New Magnet     

Homemade Compass    

Wrong Readings              

Magnetic Detraction      

Magnet Strength             

Magnet Chain   

Liquid Attraction             


Comb Rays         

Double Convex

Word Flip            

Water Magnifier              

Round Works    

Shadow Look    

Magnifying Measurement          

Eyeglass Lenses

Telescope Image             


Water Drops     

Circle Thread    

Water Vapor     

Window Fog      

Slippery Ice        

Sinking Ship       

Water Weight   

Level Look          

Making Money


Wind Sail             

Wind Direction 

Wind Wheel      

Wind Chill           

Humidity Check

Dew Point          

Create Lightning              

Barometer Read              

Cricket Thermometer   


Further Reading               

Experiment Index

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