Maker Lab: Outdoors

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Published by DK Children

By Jack Challoner

RRP: CA$25.99

About Maker Lab: Outdoors

Twenty-eight science projects and experiments to be done outside will spark kids' creativity and help them develop science skills through hands-on learning.

Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, rocks and minerals, and space, bringing science learning home and into the backyard. Young scientists can make a cave system and find out about underground rivers, construct a working model of tectonic plates and learn about earthquakes, build a telescope and look to the planets and stars, 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.

Author Info:

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).


Past praise for Maker Lab:

"Offers a plethora of engaging projects that will capture the attention and curiosity of students from lower elementary (with guidance) through high school." - School Library Journal

"What sets this book apart is that each experiment is accompanied by real-world applications that tie new observations to kids' existing understanding and offer endless opportunities for STEM-related discussions." - Booklist

"[An] accessible and wide-ranging exploration of multiple aspects of the sciences." - Publishers Weekly


Past praise for Maker Lab:

A Children's Book Council Children's Choices Finalist

A Eureka! Silver Award Winner

A National Parenting Publications Awards Winner