Friday, August 26, 2016
ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 26th August 2016 - "Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists" by Robert Winston (Dorling Kindersley Publishing)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AM Labels: Book of the Week 2016, Dorling Kindersley, Home Lab, Robert Winston
Fab TV-friendly science boffin Dr Robert Winston opens up this mega science book with a foreword that sets the tone for "Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists" perfectly.
Doc Rob is, of course, a hugely inspirational figure and a man who is keen to instil the same level of curiosity and fun in children when it comes to science that we're already completely on board with. We regularly attend our local Oxford Science Clubs and get involved with the crazy activities they host on our saturday sessions.
We're also drawn like a magnet to local science events (Oxford is a VERY good place to live for this type of thing, particularly when the awesome local museums are running science and discovery days).
Mrs M spotted this one in a local indie bookshop and picked it up. As ever her taste in books is brilliant, and we couldn't wait to see what was inside...
|Make your own slime with a few ingredients from your kitchen cupboards! Oh you bet we love this!|
Making slime is just one activity, there are more...
|Making slime, but what's the science? Over to you, Doctor Bob!|
|Wind Power! (No not that sort of wind!)|
Thankfully "Home Lab" ticks those boxes very nicely indeed.
|Harness the powaahhh of the wind and then learn all about wind turbines. Well, blow me down!|
Charlotte's best bit: Growing awesome crystal sugar pops (sucker for a sweet tooth that girl!)
Daddy's favourite bit: Brilliantly presented, clear concise instructions and a whole stack of amazing science experiments that feel like you, puny human, may actually be able to do them! AWESOME!
"Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists"
Written by DK and Robert Winston
Published by Dorling Kindersley
Publication Date: 1st July 2016