Teach your kids to think like scientists with the Big Book of Science Experiments (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; $17.95). At 192 pages, this book has more than 100 experiments with step-by-step instructions. They 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. There also are tips on how each experiment could be used in a science fair.
Big Book of Science Experiments is available at Time for Kids and retailers nationwide; for ages 8 to 12.