Home Lab

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Published by DK Children

By Robert Winston

RRP: £12.99

"Simple and brilliant [...] Perfect for the summer holidays."

BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show

"Packed full of wonderful science experiments for children to try at home, devised by the great scientist himself. This summer your children can spend their days writing in invisible ink, creating fizzy bath bombs or designing sun prints. A must-have for any budding scientist."

Angels & Urchins

"Inspire the scientists of the future with this collection of 28 hands-on projects for kids."

BBC Focus

"Packed with 28 brilliant experiments for any budding scientists, using clear step-by-step instructions, everyday ingredients and amazing photography."

Primary Times

"The step-by-step instructions and photographs are beautifully clear and really appealing; we couldn't wait to get started!"


"Home Lab is a good example of science not just being a theoretical study, but it's actually for kids to get their hands stuck in, ask questions and find out what's going on. There are wonderful experiments in this which I've done with the school children I work with and they've really enjoyed them. I think it's very important to show that science isn't just done in a laboratory, it isn't just studied at university - actually you can do it yourself with simple materials. The book has very easy to follow instructions, even for somebody like me, even I can do them. It's interactive and I think it's important to have that element in the shortlist."

Martin Chilton, Judge of the Royal Society Young People's Science Book Prize

About Home Lab

This award-winning science book is bubbling over with entertaining and educational experiments for budding scientists to follow at home or in the classroom.

Build a soap-powered sailboat, recreate the Solar System out of rubber bands, construct your own colourful kaleidoscope, or make mouthwatering monster marshmallows. Explore the whole range of imaginative activities on offer to see why Home Lab bagged the Royal Society's prestigious Young People's Book Prize.

A foreword by science superstar Professor Robert Winston sets the tone for this spectacular book. Try your hand at 28 different science projects, using simple instructions, everyday ingredients, and stunning photography to guide you from start to finish. Plus fact-filled panels explain the science behind each and every experiment, while contemporary examples give a clear context to better understand important scientific principles.

Grab your goggles, pop on your lab coat, and let's get started!

This is the UK edition of the US title Maker Lab.