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Explaining Scientific Experiments - Book 1

Practical experiments and the science behind them

Explaining Scientific Experiments Book 1, opens up many tantalising opportunities for experimentation at the upper primary to lower secondary school levels with step-by-step worksheets designed to light the spark of scientific curiosity in your classroom. From a teacher's perspective, it has the added attraction of taking much of the time and trouble out of facilitating learning: every experiment is accompanied by teacher notes that offer a deeper understanding of the concepts behind it, along with handy troubleshooting tips and answers to tricky questions that students love to ask.

Ages: 11-13 | Pages: 60 | Code: 51067 | ISBN: 9781776555123

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Julia Burton

Through her study at Otago University,New Zealand, Julia Burton gained a BSc with a major in chemistry and a BA with a major in English. She then gained her Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) from Teachers’ College at Victoria University. She taught science and chemistry at Upper Hutt College and is now taking a break to look after her children.


Planet Earth and beyond5
Melting glaciers5
Soaking up spills8
Cloud in a bottle10
Growing crystals12
Dissolving seashells15
Why is the sky blue?17
Does size matter?20
Balloon kebabs22
Crushing cans24
Solid or liquid?27
Brilliant bubbles29
Snuffing out candles32
Defying gravity35
Rainbow spinners37
Dancing candle flames40
Fantastic friction42
Sticking with static44
Soap sculptures46
Finding fingerprints48
How big are your lungs?50
How plants drink52
Sometimes our eyes play tricks on us54
Bendy bones56
Digging deep58