Junk Drawer Biology

Junk Drawer Biology
Junk Drawer Biology

Junk Drawer Biology

50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing
By Bobby Mercer

Junk Drawer Science

JUVENILE NONFICTION

224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

PDF, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $17.99)

ISBN 9781641602907

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jun 2020)

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Overview

Kids of all ages can use household items to complete exciting biology experiments
There's no need for expensive, high-tech lab equipment to perform biology experimentsâ€â€you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer. Use balloons, drinking straws, and empty plastic bottles to construct working models of hearts and lungs. Investigate plant transpiration and photosynthesis with leaves and resealable bags. Build a candy DNA model using gumdrops, toothpicks, and licorice rope. Study capillary action in plant xylem using colored water and paper towels. Extract DNA from a banana using a simple chemical process. Or learn how to turn a smartphone into a photographic microscope.  Here are more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies . . . or less. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief explanation of the scientific principle being demonstratedâ€â€seed germination, osmosis, human senses and systems, chromosomes, mitosis and meiosis, and more.

Author Biography

Bobby Mercer has been sharing the fun of science for more than two decades as a high school physics teacher. He is the author of Junk Drawer Physics, Junk Drawer Chemistry, and Junk Drawer Geometry.

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