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About Vicki Cobb
She has performed "Science Surprises," her interactive and engrossing show for kids, in 49 of the fifty states (missing only North Dakota) as well as internationally. A veteran motivator/professional development presenter of day-long in-services/keynote speaker, Vicki uses her expertise, humor, wit and background as an educator to inspire teachers to make science teaching the high point of their day. Currently she is president and founder of iNKThink Tank, Inc, a nonprofit company that focuses on the contribution that nonfiction literature and its authors can make to education. A former contributor to the Huffington Post, she how published her own blog with commentary and books reviews of children's nonfiction: www.vickicobbsblog.com and contributes to the very popular www.nonfictionminute.org-- a group blog of free, daily nonfiction essays published by iNK Think Tank's award-winning chidlren's nonfiction authors.
Vicki Cobb received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.
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Kids take the reins in the kitchen with this hands-on book of edible science experiments! With revised and updated material, a brand-new look, and hours of innovative, educational experiments, this science classic by award-winning author Vicki Cobb will be devoured by a whole new generation of readers.
Combine with such books as Awesome Science Experiments for Kids to help junior scientists continue their learning, whether at home or in a classroom.
With contemporary information that reflects changes in the world of processing and preserving foods, this cookbook demonstrates the scientific principles that underpin the chemical reactions we witness every day—just by cooking.
And once readers have tested their theories and completed their experiments, they can eat the results! From salad dressing to mayonnaise, celery to popcorn, and muffins to meringues, this book uses food to make science accessible to a range of tastes.
Also included is essential information on eating healthfully, plus additional resources for further exploration.
This nonfiction guide is an excellent choice for tweens in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
“STEM” is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Though these subjects are incredibly important to both education and society as a whole, they are often overlooked, especially after primary education is complete. A goal of this book is to introduce STEM to kids and make them excited about learning these central subjects.
In Why Does My Ice Cream Melt?, your child will learn all about the states of water, including the water cycle. Accomplished author and educator Vicki Cobb teaches your child all about this important aspect of STEM, while still making it fun and entertaining through bright illustrations, easy-to-understand language, and experiments broken down step-by-step. Your child will be so enthralled, they won’t even realize they’re learning!
Introduce your child to vital STEM subjects and encourage them to learn about the world around them with Why Does My Ice Cream Melt?!
A big idea is one that has no simple or easy answer, and there are four big ideas in this book: motion, energy, matter, and life. The motion of nonliving objects—rolling balls, falling stones, the moon and stars—seems so ordinary and familiar that most people take it for granted. Matter, on the other hand, comes in so many different forms—solids, liquids, gases, metals, nonmetals, living material—that it is hard to imagine anything that all matter has in common. Energy is an idea that is in the news just about every day, yet most people couldn't tell you what the big idea of energy is. And life—what life is—seems mind-boggling and infinitely complicated. How do we bend our brains around it?
Scientists learn by asking questions. And this book, now in paperback, is designed to make young readers stop and think about each of the questions before reading what scientists have learned that answers each question. They'll be able to do simple things to see for themselves, and they will build their own scientific knowledge in the process. By the time they've finished this book, they'll get the big picture of what science is all about.
From pictures of different types of display formations to those of chemicals being loaded into mortar tubes, readers will find interesting illustrations that support the text in Fireworks. They will learn about the science of pyrotechnics and be exposed to words like chemical reaction, combustion, and lift charges. Sections offer a historical overview of the evolution of the study of fire, the mechanics of building fireworks (including how to add different colors), how explosions are timed, and how pyrotechnicians avoid nasty surprises. ~Reed Business Information