Build-a-Lab! Science Experiments

Age Level: 10–up  Grade Level: 5–up

An innovative series of experiment books! The first chapter explains how to build or set up your own laboratory, from a crime lab to a weather station. Then readers use what they built for all the experiments in the book. Great ideas for science projects are included after many of the experiments. This series is a great tool for supporting the National Science Education Standards for grades 5–8 and for stocking the library shelves for science fair season.

  • Provides instructions to build the piece of equipment needed for all the science experiments in the book, using easy-to-obtain materials
  • Great for students at home and school
  • Provides many science project ideas for the school science fair
  • Written by award-winning, veteran author Robert Gardner
  • Supports the National Science Education Standard: Science as Inquiry
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2007
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Astronomy Projects with an Observatory You Can Build

Astronomy Projects with an Observatory You Can Build

Robert Gardner
How many stars can you see? How big are the moon and the sun? Why are there seasons? Robert Gardner guides young scientists in building their own observatory. Then they can use the observatory to find answers to many questions and to develop their own science fair projects...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2808-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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Chemistry Projects with a Laboratory You Can Build

Chemistry Projects with a Laboratory You Can Build

Robert Gardner
Robert Gardner guides the reader to make his/her own laboratory with simple materials and household substances. Then it is time to start experimenting! Does mass change when water freezes? What is the source of the gas in a seltzer tablet? Great ideas for science fair projects are included...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2805-0
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Forensic Science Projects with a Crime Lab You Can Build

Forensic Science Projects with a Crime Lab You Can Build

Robert Gardner
The father of forensic science, Edmond Locard, proposed that every criminal leaves behind something at the scene of his crime, and carries away something from that crime. Robert Gardner teaches young forensic scientists how to build their own crime lab and how to do experiments that analyze evidence such as fingerprints and handwriting samples...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2806-7
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Meteorology Projects with a Weather Station You Can Build

Meteorology Projects with a Weather Station You Can Build

Robert Gardner
Anyone who has an interest in the weather will be fascinated by Robert Gardner’s new addition to his BUILD-A-LAB! SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS series. In this collection of earth science experiments, budding middle-school meteorologists learn how to build their own weather instruments, collect and analyze weather data, create weather forecasts, and more...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2807-4
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Physics Projects with a Light Box You Can Build

Physics Projects with a Light Box You Can Build

Robert Gardner
Learn to build your own light box with simple materials from your home. Then start experimenting! Learn all about reflection, refraction, and colors. Start understanding images in a mirror and how to measure the level of light intensity...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2810-4
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Sound Projects with a Music Lab You Can Build

Sound Projects with a Music Lab You Can Build

Robert Gardner
Flutes, harps, guitars, pianos, drums… All musical instruments use fundamental properties of physics to produce their sounds. In this instructive manual, Robert Gardner explains how to build homemade versions of a variety of instruments, all while learning about frequency, vibration, harmonics, and more...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2809-8
Binding: Library Ed.
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