Jossey–Bass Teacher 5–12
The Exploratorium Science Snackbook
Cook Up Over 100 Hands–On Science Exhibits from Everyday Materials
The Exploratorium Science Snackbook
From the Teacher Institute of the famed Exploratorium in San Francisco comes a unique, hands–on activity book that provides instructions for creating junior versions, or "snacks," of many of the museum′s amazing exhibits. Designed by science teachers, these snacks can be used as classroom demonstrations, labs, science projects, or just for fun. All of the projects are easy to build with common materials.
This new edition includes updated activities plus several new snacks, illustrations, references, tips from teachers, and correlations to national science standards.
Using The Exploratorium Science Snackbook as your guide, you can construct an anti–gravity mirror, create electrical "fleas," duck into a kaleidoscope, or build a bicycle wheel gyro. Discover how to create exhibits that explore the mysteries of:
Energy and matter
Light and color
Force and motion
Vision and perception
Sound and hearing
Praise for The Exploratorium Science Snackbook
"The revised edition of the Science Snackbook allows you to bring the fascination of the Exploratorium into your classroom. You and your students can construct classroom versions of some of the most successful Exploratorium exhibits. Your students′ imaginations will take off as they begin with the guided inquiry suggestions and find more and more ways to investigate the science concepts."
Arthur Eisenkraft, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at University of Massachusetts, Boston; past president, National Science Teachers Association
"The activities in this book are not just a great set of investigations that encourages thought and problem solving for your students . . . it is a wonderful read. The anecdotal approach gives greater life to the content as well as enticing teachers to expand their repertoire and think and work outside the box with their students!"
Susan M. Pritchard, PhD, National Board certified, early adolescence/science middle school teacher, La Habra, California; online university instructor, San Diego, California
"A wonderful set of resources and references. The comprehensive list of places to shop for supplies immediately gave me ideas for creating and adapting snacks to my classroom."
Laura Reasoner Jones, school–based technology specialist, founder of GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science), Herndon, Virginia
"This new Snackbook is an all–you–can–eat buffet of delights from San Francisco′s world–famous ′museum of awareness.′ These ingenious recipes show you how to create an Exploratorium in your classroom, or even in your living room. Delicious, nutritious, and absolutely zero calories. Bon appétit!"
K.C. Cole, PhD, Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, Author, Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up
The Exploratorium, established in 1969, is an internationally renowned museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. Its hundreds of hands–on exhibits are designed to promote science discovery. [external URL]
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute has brought science and math teachers from middle and high schools all over the country to workshops at the Exploratorium since 1986.
Part One: The Cheshire Cat and Other Eye–Popping Explorations of How We See the World.
Part Two: The Cool Hot Rod and Other Electrifying Explorations of Energy and Matter.
Part Three: The Magic Wand and Other Bright Explorations of Light and Color.
Part Four: The Spinning Blackboard and Other Dynamic Explorations of Force and Motion.
Part Five: The Wire–Hanger Concerto and Other Ear–Splitting Explorations of How We Hear the World.