“[An] accessible and wide-ranging exploration of multiple aspects of the sciences.” – Publishers Weekly
Twenty-eight science projects and experiments to be done outside will spark kids’ creativity and help them develop science skills through hands-on learning. Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, rocks and minerals, and space, bringing science learning home and into the backyard. Young scientists can make a cave system and find out about underground rivers, construct a working model of tectonic plates and learn about earthquakes, build a telescope and look to the planets and stars, and more.
Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, Maker Lab: Outdoors includes 25 interactive projects to inspire kids’ creativity and their scientific side, and, as the founder of Maker Faire Dale Dougherty says, “to realize with their hands what they can imagine in their minds.”
With stunning photography, succinct step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations, Maker Lab: Outdoors takes readers on a journey of discovery. A must-have for every young scientist curious about their surroundings, and for makers, crafters, and those who enjoy exploring the outdoors.
About DK Publishing: DK Publishing is a division of Penguin Group books that is known as being a New York Times bestselling publisher and distinctive books including ebooks and apps. DK stands for Dorling Kindersley after Christopher Dorling and Peter Kindersley who had a book packing company in London in 1974 and started to publish in 1982. Check out their children’s catalog here.
Author Info: Jack Challoner has written more than 30 books on science and technology, and also acts as a science consultant on books, magazines, and television programs. His most recent book for DK was the award-winning Maker Lab (2016).
List Price: $ 19.99