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We Dare You: Hundreds of Science Bets, Challenges, and Experiments You Can Do at Home


 
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We Dare You!
Have you ever roasted a marshmallow over a nut, listened to the sound of an earthworm walking, or extinguished a flame with a bag of potato chips? These are just three of the more than 200 experiments covered in We Dare You!, one of the most extensive, child-friendly science experiment books available for home schoolers.

Think About Science in a Different Way
In the winter, learn the two different ways to blow frozen soap bubbles; in the summer, test the composition of the sand at your beach. We Dare You! covers science topics that both children and adults will find intriguing. From the familiar (shooting a geyser of cola ten feet into the air) to the more surprising (burning a handkerchief without damaging it), We Dare You! will encourage your family to think about science in a whole different way.

Your Family Will Have a Blast!
We Dare You! includes illustrations when needed to clarify the instructions, and any experiments that require adult supervision are clearly noted. Written for public schools, there is a reference or two to evolutionary dating, and a couple of experiments are just not possible for most families unless you own a Van de Graaff Generator. But overall, the experiments and tricks are super-easy to do and your family is sure to have a blast learning all the amazing ways science is at work around them.

Do you want to see I Dare You projects in action? Click here (open a new site) and watch some science experiment fun!
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Features

Author: Vicki Cobb, Kathy Darling
Pages: 336
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright: 2009
ISBN: 9781602397750
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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We Dare You! Review by Vintage Indie January 12, 2012
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
Upon delivery, I was meeting a friend at the park and happened to have the book with me. I'm somewhat of a compulsive reader and always have some sort of book with me. Anyway, we were discussing her upcoming science class and she was asking me for some easy science experiment ideas for her kindergarten co-op class. I pulled out the book and we started to brainstorm and gather easy almost no-materials required ideas. I lent her the book and offered to come into her class to help.

You'll be surprised by how hard and tricky some of the experiments in this book are.

This book is full of fun and more in-depth experiments, over 312 pages worth! My boys are always up for a science experiment. When they aren't building and experimenting themselves my youngest is always one to come and ask me for a fun experiment to try. I found this book to be invaluable, especially for two children who love hands on learning. Other experiments in the book require materials, but almost all can be easily found in your kitchen cupboard.

We thoroughly enjoy using it in our home school. When the kids are whining in our house, I'll shout out a page number and tell them to go do a science experiment.

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We Dare You! December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Angie from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
Both boys really wanted to attack this book – We Dare You! by Vicki Cobb and Kathy Darling.

From the Book Review point of view –
this is a very simple to read and understand Science Experiment fun book.  I highly recommend it, wording is simple and precise, pictures are descriptive, and the projects are fun.

One of the great things about being a home learner – is that you get to spend a lot of time with your kiddos – finding fun adventurous things to do is sometimes hard when you are exhausted after going through 2-3 levels of math and reading instruction.  

We are always looking for that fun gift that will engage the whole family, bring laughter, start conversations, create learning opportunities – and have Fun!

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