Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, weather, water, and physics, bringing science learning home and into the backyard. Young scientists can build a wormery and learn about compost, crack rocks with water and learn about freezing and thawing, build and launch a water rocket to see Newton’s laws in action, 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.
“Whether intended for backyards, parks, school courtyards, or outdoor STEM camps, this should be a hit.” —Booklist
About the Author:
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).