Cover image for 101 great science experiments : a step-by-step guide / Neil Ardley.
101 great science experiments : a step-by-step guide / Neil Ardley.
Title Variants:
One hundred and one great science experiments

One hundred one great science experiments

Updated edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley Limited, Inc., 2014.
Physical Description:
119 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Air and gases -- Water and liquids -- Hot and cold -- Light -- Color -- Growth -- Senses -- Sound and music -- Magnets -- Electricity -- Motion and machines.
Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.


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507.8 ARD Book Junior Collection

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With more than 300,000 copies sold, this book is a fun and comprehensive step-by-step resource jam-packed with science experiments for kids.

Whether you're looking for ideas for the science fair or projects to encourage learning at home or in the classroom, 101 Great Science Experiments is organized into 11 different science subjects and includes experiments for almost any interest area. The book includes plenty of experiments for adults and children to do together, but also includes experiments for kids who want more independence. Photos, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions make each process clear and accessible.

A kids' science book classic since 1993, this new edition of 101 Great Science Experiments has been updated, expanded, and improved for the next generation of young scientists.

Author Notes

Neil Ardley was an English composer and author. At Bristol University he studied chemistry, piano, and saxophone in equal measure, and after graduating he wrote more than 100 books on music, technology, and science, including 101 Great Science Experiments, Eyewitness: Music , and How Things Work . By the time of his retirement he had sold around 10 million books. He died in 2004.

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Even the familiar experiments in this book look new and fun, thanks to the bold color photographs and energized layout. Most can be performed using common household objects, without adult supervision, while a few -- especially those in the section on electricity -- are more complex and require guidance. Clear instructions allow children to figure out experiments on their own. Ind. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.