O'Reilly logo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Outdoor Science Lab for Kids

Book Description

This book provides 52 fun science expriments for children that can be done right in their own backyard.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. UNIT 01 CAPTIVATING CREATURES
    1. Lab 1: Macroinvertebrate Marvels
    2. Lab 2: Water Bear Hunt
    3. Lab 3: Tadpole Transformation
    4. Lab 4: Butterfly Garden
  3. UNIT 02 DRIVEWAY PHYSICS
    1. Lab 5: Produce–Bag Parachutes
    2. Lab 6: Crazy Catapult
    3. Lab 7: Cardboard–Box Projector
    4. Lab 8: Sock Centrifuge
    5. Lab 9: The Bernoulli Effect
  4. UNIT 03 INVERTEBRATE INSPECTION
    1. Lab 10: Bug House
    2. Lab 11: Sweep Net Arthropod Inspection
    3. Lab 12: Fishing for Flatworms
    4. Lab 13: Earthworm Eruption
  5. UNIT 04 PICNIC TABLE CHEMISTRY
    1. Lab 14: Foaming Slime
    2. Lab 15: Giant Bubbles
    3. Lab 16: Driveway Frescos
    4. Lab 17: Lemonade Stand Lip Balm
    5. Lab 18: Super Spheres
  6. UNIT 05 BOUNTIFUL BOTANY
    1. Lab 19: Flowerbox Phototropism Bomb
    2. Lab 20: Marvelous Moss
    3. Lab 21: Petal Bomb
    4. Lab 22: Aquatic Oxygen
    5. Lab 23: Tiny Trees
  7. UNIT 06 ATMOSPHERIC AND SOLAR SCIENCE
    1. Lab 24: Solar Heat Beam
    2. Lab 25: Sun Prints
    3. Lab 26: Bike–Pump Cloud
    4. Lab 27: Flipped Water Glass
    5. Lab 28: Ultraviolet Wave Detector
  8. UNIT 07 GARDEN HOSE SCIENCE
    1. Lab 29: Siphon Roller Coaster
    2. Lab 30: Kiddie Pool Boats
    3. Lab 31: Wavy Science
    4. Lab 32: Water Elevator
  9. UNIT 08 PLAYGROUND PHYSICS
    1. Lab 33: Ramp Races
    2. Lab 34: Swing Pendulum
    3. Lab 35: Picnic Blanket Relativity
  10. UNIT 09 GLORIOUS GARDENING
    1. Lab 36: Allelopathy Experiment
    2. Lab 37: Comprehending Compost
    3. Lab 38: Plant Race
    4. Lab 39: Garden Guest Book
  11. UNIT 10 EXCELLENT ECOLOGY
    1. Lab 40: Protected Pitfall Traps
    2. Lab 41: Algae Aquarium
    3. Lab 42: Capture-Mark-Recapture
    4. Lab 43: Moonlit Nature Walk
    5. Lab 44: Quadrat Sampling
  12. UNIT 11 EARTH SCIENCE
    1. Lab 45: Supercool Experiment
    2. Lab 46: Crystal Caves
    3. Lab 47: Soil Filtration
  13. UNIT 12 FROZEN FUN
    1. Lab 48: Ice Cream Keep Away
    2. Lab 49: Mouthwatering Maple Candy
    3. Lab 50: Snow Melt Experiment
    4. Lab 51: Frozen Volcanoes
    5. Lab 52: Cold–Air Balloons
  14. Resources
  15. Acknowledgments
  16. About the Author
  17. About the Photographer
  18. Also Available