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The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Physics for Kids

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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

Physics for Kids is a great dedication and information book about 25 short condensed autobiographies if famous Physicists (past and present) accompanied by illustrations and then experiments that can be easily conducted at home with your child relating to the physicist. Each experiment is explained in easy to follow steps and all experiments seem to be suitable for at home learning and suitable for the age range this book is aimed at. I can't wait to do some of these at home with my daughter myself very soon!
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I love this series! Awesome educational book with fantastic illustrations and pictures! Each section features a different scientist and concept giving a brief biography and related homemade experiment. The experiments all use household or easy to find items. A perfect introduction to biology. I would definitely recommend this to budding scientists age 7/8 or older! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
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There are a lot of these kinds of books available but this is a particularly nice one.  Each project starts with a fun biography of a scientist and then goes into a science project to teach something related to their subject of study.  This would be great for homeschoolers.
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Very very cool!! A great way for kids to learn about physics and easy experiments to try at home. Step by step instructions (with pictures) were easy to follow. My kids did most on their own.
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Another fabulous book for children which makes the understanding of principles science/physics easy and fun. Whilst channeling the scientists such as Stephen Hawkings, Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo and Christine Darden to name just a few, The children get to try out safe and easy experiment to understand the theories, such as gravity, light, relativity, friction and aerospace and many more.
This is a fabulous book, and I think some adults would also gain a fair bit from this very basic book. Easy to understand, safe testing of theories and a load of fun..
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This book is the perfect introduction to physics for kids of all ages! It includes profiles on famous physicists, instructions for experiments (including detailed pictures!) and more!
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Thank you for the opportunity to review this book. I am not a science-y type of person, but I wanted to see some ideas to help promote scientific activities and learning with the kids in my family. I really liked the projects that they suggested, as they reminded of my time in "gifted learning" classes. We'd do these types of activities and not only learn about the scientific principles, but also teamwork and cooperation. Brainstorming and out-of-the-box thinking are also promoted by these projects, which require following instructions and gaining a firm grasp on principles of physics. I think that doing hands on activities is much better than just hearing about the scientific theories and principles in a class lesson. I remember AP Physics being one of the worst classes I had ever taken. I don't have the mind to just grasp maths/science as it is. Visually participating via hands-on learning is paramount. I think this book would be fun for instructors, family, class leaders, etc.
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Fantastic book! My 5-year-old loves it, I love it. Each concept is accompanied by a short introduction and information about a relevant historical or current scientist (and not all white men, either!). This is followed by easy-to-follow instructions for experiments appropriate for children. I've read quite a few kids' science experiment books recently, and this one is one of the best I've seen. It goes beyond baking soda & vinegar volcanoes - even to some experiments I haven't seen in other books. I'm going to wait to do some of them until my son is older, but there are definitely some here that even a 5-year-old can do with parental supervision. This is a nice addition to any hands-on science activity book collection.
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This would be a great book for homeschooling or to help a teacher introduce easy science. Chapters spotlight an inventor then an easy step by step experiment to identify what they explored. Anyone could do these activities and they are geared for children. Five stars for a great interactive book!

   I received a complimentary copy to look at and voluntarily left this review!
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Fun book with kid-friendly brief profiles of famous scientists who worked in a certain area of physics, followed by easy experiments related to the topic. The experiments have step by step full color photos, and a "Physics Behind the Fun" box offers further explanation of what the experiment was about. A nice way to introduce kids to both the scientists and the physics concepts in a fun and relatable way.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I own and love Liz's other books in this series, and this one, like the others, is fantastic! Each lab spotlights a particular scientist and then includes a fairly easy to set up lab with step by step instructions and pictures. While the labs are not terribly labor intensive for parents, they are diverse and intriguing, easily illustrating the concept it is covering. The book is intuitive to use and interesting for both parents and children to read. These books are an essential in our homeschool library and we will definitely have to add this edition, once published in paperback, as well!
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This is a lovely book for parents and children to explore together.  Each section has a very well written biography summarising a scientist alongside an experiment that can be carried out at home.  The big selling point for me being  that most of the equipment is likely to be stuff most people have fairly easy access to, being either stuff you have at home, or can purchase without having to spend a small fortune on!

This is a book that ticks 2 big boxes for me - it is educational AND keeps upper primary kids entertained!!

My thanks to Netgalley, author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an advance copy.
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A nice follow up to the earlier books. Good experiments with items mostly found on hand in the  house. I thought my grandson might be getting too old for these types of experiments, but he still really likes them.
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The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Physics for Kids is a perfect book for homeschoolers and preschoolers. It's highly recommended for parents who would like to engage their kids in educational activities at home.
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Fantastic book for home school parents, after school science clubs or Grandmothers like me who want to do creative activities with their grandchildren.  I grew up in an era when science was boring.  This is fun and breaks down physics in a way that is easy to understand for kids.  
Highly recommend to parents and educators alike!
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When I was a junior in high school, I took physics. I HATED this class, found it difficult, irrelevant and uninteresting. How good would it have been to be exposed to a book like Physics for Kids long before then! I might have felt completely differently.

Inside this title are all kinds of experiments and activities that are designed to engage kids. Here is information about many scientists, among them Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Pierre Curie and Albert Einstein for some household names and others whom I did not know including Katharine Burr Blodgett, Ruby Payne Scott and Lise Meitner to name just three. (Kudos for including women) After each scientist is introduced, there is a well illustrated experiment for kids to try. For example, after reading about Thomas Young and wave theory, do the experiment entitled Light Interference and observe wave patterns in water and then experiment with fringe patterns created by light waves as they move through slits.

I highly recommend this book for school and home libraries. It is well geared to STEM studies.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book. All opinions are my own.
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