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Dr Sai Pathmanathan has over 20 years of experience in science education. She develops hands-on activities and resources for all ages and abilities, and runs science clubs and community events. She also consults on science communication and public engagement projects, and has worked with organisations around the world including the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Teachers Association. Sai has a neuroscience doctorate from the University of Oxford.
Who knew you could do so much with – and learn so much from – an ordinary glass jar? Created by scientist and educator Dr Sai Pathmanathan, this book contains 50 accessible, low-cost, hands-on science activities that will educate and inspire young minds about everything from magnets to matter, and light to evolution. And the most amazing thing is, pretty much all you need to set them up, is a jar. Dr Pathmanathan believes that science can be most awe-inspiring when we work things out for ourselves, and that’s definitely borne out here, where children are inspired to think about science, and use what they observe themselves to come to conclusions. The instructions for each experiment are easy to follow and accompanied by clear explanations of the science behind it, as well as suggestions for additional activities. Designed for use at home or at school, this will definitely appeal to enquiring minds and open up a world of wonder. One word of warning though – there are some groan-inducing puns as chapter titles!