Mini Science Fun By Rebecca Felix
Published by: Learner Publications
Date: 1 February 2017
I give this book:
Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education starts a lot earlier than it ever has with children, in fact libraries, early education services and childcare services are building programs around STEM in preparation for their schooling years. That is why books like Mini Science Fun by Rebecca Felix is bound to be popular among young readers, teachers, librarians and early childhood programs.
The book starts with a few tips about experiments being tricky so being slow, steady and careful means for a more successful experiment. The author is constantly encouraging the reader to think about what they can do differently next time, what they think is happening during the experiment and most importantly for the experimenters to use their imagination. It is these early positive introductions to STEM that is helping produce young, enthusiastic scientists.
There is a variety of experiments in the book and each page is a colourful and interactive. Each experiment is accompanied by photos, step by step instructions and sometimes an added tip. The rear of the book talks about cleanup and safekeeping, teaching young scientists good habits.
I highly recommend this book for ages 7-11, however this is not to say younger or older readers won’t enjoy reading the book and doing the experiments. This engaging, colourful, fun and education book would make a wonderful edition to any library or child’s bookshelf.
Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book and leave an honest review.