Experimenting With Babies

Author: Shaun Gallagher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101599693
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Babies can be a joy—and hard work. Now, they can also be a 50-in-1 science project kit! This fascinating and hands-on guide shows you how to re-create landmark scientific studies on cognitive, motor, language, and behavioral development—using your own bundle of joy as the research subject. Simple, engaging, and fun for both baby and parent, each project sheds light on how your baby is acquiring new skills—everything from recognizing faces, voices, and shapes to understanding new words, learning to walk, and even distinguishing between right and wrong. Whether your little research subject is a newborn, a few months old, or a toddler, these simple, surprising projects will help you see the world through your baby’s eyes—and discover ways to strengthen newly acquired skills during your everyday interactions.

Experimenting With Kids

Author: Shaun Gallagher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525505350
Size: 53.59 MB
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Transform your child into a science project with these fun, simple experiments. Re-create landmark studies in child development in your own home and watch your little one achieve developmental milestones in real time with this fascinating hands-on guide. Whether your child is just beginning to speak in sentences or is on their way to kindergarten, these easy and surprising projects will help you to see the world through your child's eyes--and also give you the tools to help them master new skills as they grow. Covering ages two through five, the experiments reveal research-backed insights about different areas of mental, physical, and social growth. Some examples include: • Understanding language syntax • Learning to pick up the rules of a game without being told • Developing the impulse to lie • Testing memory For any parent who looks at their young child and thinks, "What on earth is going on in there?" this book will help you find out!

Designing Games For Children

Author: Carla Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317915143
Size: 30.29 MB
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When making games for kids, it’s tempting to simply wing-it on the design. We were all children once, right? The reality is that adults are far removed from the cognitive changes and the motor skill challenges that are the hallmark of the developing child. Designing Games for Children, helps you understand these developmental needs of children and how to effectively apply them to games. Whether you’re a seasoned game designer, a children's media professional, or an instructor teaching the next generation of game designers, Designing Games for Children is the first book dedicated to service the specific needs of children's game designers. This is a hands-on manual of child psychology as it relates to game design and the common challenges designers face. Designing Games for Children is the definitive, comprehensive guide to making great games for kids, featuring: Guidelines and recommendations divided by the most common target audiences – babies and toddlers (0-2), preschoolers (3-5), early elementary students (6-8), and tweens (9-12). Approachable and actionable breakdown of child developmental psychology, including cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development, as it applies to game design Game design insights and guidelines for all aspects of game production, from ideation to marketing

How Could We Harness A Hurricane

Author: Vicki Cobb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1633222462
Size: 67.55 MB
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How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane hits? Have you ever wondered how hurricanes become powerful enough to lift cars and level cities? In How Could We Harness a Hurricane?, Vicki Cobb describes this natural phenomenon and the three things it's made of: air, water, and energy. Read about traveling to the eye of the storm, modifying weather, and other interesting work that meteorologists, scientists, and engineers do to solve the big problems posed by hurricanes. How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane visits our cities? From fortifying buildings to weakening or moving the hurricane itself, How Could We Harness a Hurricane? explores what engineers are trying to do to diminish the wrath of a hurricane. How Could We Harness a Hurricane? also includes simple, hands-on experiments that reinforce these fascinating hurricane facts and concepts.

Think Like A Baby

Author: Amber Ankowski
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613730632
Size: 33.37 MB
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Raising a baby is joyful, amazing . . . and ridiculously difficult. But with some insight into what's actually going on inside your little one's head, your job as a parent can become a little bit easier—and a lot more fun. In Think Like a Baby, coauthors Amber and Andy Ankowski—The Doctor and the Dad—show parents how to re-create classic child development experiments using common household items. These simple step-by-step experiments apply from the third trimester through age seven and beyond and help parents understand their children's physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Amazed parents won't just read about how their kids are behaving, changing, and thinking at various stages, they'll actually see it for themselves while interacting and having fun with them at the same time. Each experiment is followed by a discussion of its practical implications for parents, such as why to always bring more than one toy to a restaurant, which baby gadgets to buy (and which ones to avoid), how to get kids to be perfectly happy eating just half of their dessert, and much more.

The Book Of Potentially Catastrophic Science

Author: Sean Connolly
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761189866
Size: 46.48 MB
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It’s never been more important to engage a child's scientific curiosity, and Sean Connolly knows just how to do it—with lively, hands-on, seemingly "dangerous" experiments that pop, ooze, crash, and teach! Now, the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, takes it one step further: He leads kids through the history of science, and then creates amazing yet simple experiments that demonstrate key scientific principles. Tame fire just like a Neanderthal with the Fahrenheit 451 experiment. Round up all your friends and track the spread of "disease" using body glitter with an experiment inspired by Edward Jenner, the vaccination pioneer who's credited with saving more lives than any other person in history. Rediscover the wheel and axle with the ancient Sumerians, and perform an astounding experiment demonstrating the theory of angular momentum. Build a simple telescope—just like Galileo's—and find the four moons he discovered orbiting Jupiter (an act that helped land him in prison). Take a less potentially catastrophic approach to electricity than Ben Franklin did with the Lightning Mouth experiment. Re-create the Hadron Collider in a microwave with marshmallows, calculator, and a ruler—it won't jeopardize Earth with a simulated Big Bang, but will demonstrate the speed of light. And it's tasty! By letting kids stand on the shoulders of Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, the Wright brothers, Marie Curie, Darwin, Watson and Crick, and more, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science is an uncommonly engaging guide to science, and the great stories of the men and women behind the science.

365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials

Author: Elmer Richard Churchill
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781884822674
Size: 27.34 MB
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Presents a variety of activities, projects, and experiments that help to illustrate and explain all sorts of scientific principles.

Energy And Matter Fourth Grade Science Experiments

Author: Thomas Bell
Publisher: Home School Brew Press
ISBN: 162917159X
Size: 59.62 MB
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If your child is struggling with science, then this book is for you; the short book covers the topic and also contains 5 science experiments to work with, and ten quiz questions. The book covers the following: The Power Behind Energy What’s Matter All About What’s In An Atom Energy’s Job Is To Make Matter Work Understand The Power Of Energy Putting It All Together Experiments In Matter And Energy This subject comes from the book “Fourth Grade Science (For Home School or Extra Practice)”; it more thoroughly covers more fifth grade topics to help your child get a better understanding of fifth grade math. If you purchased that book, or plan to purchase that book, do not purchase this, as the problems are the same.