Children's Nonfiction Experiments & Projects
Dirty Science: 25 Experiments with Soil
25 Experiments with Soil
- Scholastic Canada Ltd
- Initial publish date
- Aug 2013
- Experiments & Projects, Rocks & Minerals
Paperback / softback
- Publish Date
- Aug 2013
- List Price
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 11
- Grade: 2 to 6
Go on . . . get dirty!
Think that the dirt beneath your feet is boring? Wrong! There's more to dirt than, well, dirt. In fact, don't call it dirt to a scientist — it's soil! Soil can tell you a lot about where you live and what's going on behind, or beneath, the scenes. Learn how to make a Berlese funnel that brings out tiny unseen bugs in soil; learn the differences between various soils; even change a blue hydrangea to a pink one! Is it magic? Nope . . . it's science!
With the fun, easy experiments and lively illustrations that readers have come to expect from the team behind Scary Science: 25 Creepy Experiments and Snowy Science: 25 Cool Experiments, budding scientists will discover all the fun things you can do with dirt, all while learning about the ground beneath their feet!
About the authors
Shar Levine is an award-winning, bestselling Canadian children's author who has written over 55 books and kits. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, but you can visit her at www.sciencelady.com.
Leslie Johnstone holds a Masters in Education specializing in Curriculum Developmen. She co-authored the award-winning, Backyard Science. Leslie lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Leslie Johnstone's profile page
- Winner, Outstanding Youth Book, Canadian Science Writers' Association
Praise for Scary Science: 25 Creepy Experiments:
"[A] perfect example of how a love of reading can be fostered with non-fiction materials." —Resource Links
"'Dynamic duo' is a an expression that has commonly been associated with Batman and Robin, but, in the science literature for children and adolescents, it could just as well describe Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone who are the co-authors of more than 55 creative and engaging books promoting science." —CM Magazine
"It also helps girls and boys to see that science can be interesting, and that scientific experiments can answer questions and be exciting too." —CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Other titles by Shar Levine
What Sound Does a Sea Horse Make?
Hockey Science: 25 Winning Experiments
25 Winning Experiments
Snowy Science: 25 Cool Experiments
25 Cool Experiments
Plants: Flowering Plants, Ferns, Mosses, and Other Plants
Animals: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, and Other Animals
Eye to Eye 3-D Bees and Micro Fleas
Includes 24 Stereographic Cards and 3-D Viewer