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.
Jack Challoner is a former science and math teacher and educator at the London Science Museum. He is the author of more than 40 science and technology books, including DK’s Maker Lab and DK Eyewitness Books: Energy.
“Offers a plethora of engaging projects that will capture the attention and curiosity of students from lower elementary (with guidance) through high school.” — School Library Journal
“…what sets this book apart is that each experiment is accompanied by real-world applications that tie new observations to kids’ existing understanding and offer endless opportunities for STEM-related discussions.” — Booklist
“[An] accessible and wide-ranging exploration of multiple aspects of the sciences.” — Publishers Weekly
California Reading Association Eureka! Silver Honor BookWINNER
National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA)WINNER