“Big Book of Science Experiments”

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
February 7, 2012

Time Home Entertainment and the editors of TIME For Kids teach kids to think like scientists with the Big Book of Science Experiments (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; December 6, 2011; $17.95). This new book, with more than 100 experiments provided by Mad Science and step-by-step instructions, shows kids how simple experiments can help them better understand the world around them.  Big Book of Science Experiments is available at www.timeforkids.com/science and retailers nationwide.

The 192-page, full-color hardcover book presents fresh and fascinating experiments for kids 8 to 12 to wrap their heads (and hands) around.  The inquiry-based experiments cover aspects of physical, life and earth science, and dovetail with the school science curriculum. Designed to appeal to the most curious children, Big Book of Science Experiments has a generous focus on kid-friendly themes such as explosions (safe ones!), the environment, and the human body.

The intriguing experiments in Big Book of Science Experiments were created by the experts at Mad Science, the world’s leading science enrichment provider.  Each experiment features clear and colorful step-by-step directions, helping children to easily follow the procedure and tips on how each experiment could be used in a science fair.

“Following the success of Super Science Book, we created Big Book of Science Experiments to offer kids a supplement to everything they love about science. Annual science fairs continue to grow in popularity. This book provides a myriad of ideas to bring science directly to your home,” said Bob Der, Editorial Director, TIME For Kids. “We filled the book with incredibly cool experiments for kids to explore in a fun, family-friendly way.”

TIME For Kids’ Big Book of Science Experiments is the must-have book for every hands-on kid!

Big Book of Science Experiments
From Time Home Entertainment Inc. and TIME For Kids
Publication date: December 6, 2011

About TIME For Kids

TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read! Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about. A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills and is easily integrated across your curriculum, including social studies, science and math.

About Mad Science

Mad Science is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere. They provide fun, interactive, educational programs and events that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us. Visit www.madscience.org to find a location near you!


My boys loved looking through this book and seeing all the different types of science experiments we can conduct at home.  Not only did the book get the boys excited about having fun with different science experiments, it created a learning experience…..and they didn’t even know it!  I highly recommend this book to parents looking for a fun way for their children to learn about science.  A big thanks goes to Time Home Entertainment and TIME For Kids for this book review opportunity on The Mommy-Files.

I received a copy of “Big Book of Science Experiments” from Time Home Entertainment and TIME For Kids to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to ““Big Book of Science Experiments””

  1. Elena says:

    Sounds like a great book! My son loves science and I am sure he would love to have this book. Thank you for the review!

  2. OMG! My oldest son would love this book. We just started a cub scout den and this would be great for those meetings when we aren’t sure what to do. 🙂

  3. Like the two ladies before me, I also have a son who would love this! Just yesterday he was asking if we could buy some alum so he could grow crystals in a glass. So inquisitive. This book would be great for him!

  4. Christian Alejandro N says:

    Neat books! I did a lot of little experiments when I was little but there was more “winging it” to it.

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