Reviewers needed: Hands-On Science

I’ve been busy this week, but the latest revision of Hands-On Science is finally complete!  This book is for K-6, and for multi-grade families it is perfect.  It is chock full of experiments and activities on these topics:

  • Matter
  • Density
  • Volume
  • Thermodynamics
  • Weather
  • Climate
  • Rivers
  • Oceans
  • Erosion
  • Aerodynamics
  • Four Forces of Flight
  • Astronomy
  • Orbital Motion

My favorite activity in the book is The Molecule Game, which the author, Liz Brough, has introduced throughout the text to demonstrate concepts from molecular motion to erosion.  Basically it is a bunch of kids running around the room in organized chaos under guided instructions to demonstrate a point.  Children careen off the walls with instructions like “heat up!” and “cool down!”.

Folks, its 200 pages of experiments and activities that use everyday materials you already have around the house such as bricks, ping pong balls, balloons, modeling clay, and jars.

And I need 3 bloggers to review the new book!

Do you think you would be a good candidate?  Do you have children being homeschooled in the K-6 grades?  I need someone who can set aside time enough to do 4 or 5 experiments at least throughout the book in order to provide a review by May 30th.  Think about it, because I know we’re all busy with the school year!

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Leave a comment stating why you think you’d be the blogger to review Hands-On Science.  Head over to the Castle Heights Press store website to look at the product listing.  You can follow Homeschool Science on twitter and facebook if you like, but that’s not how I’ll be selecting the reviewing bloggers.

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  1. Kysha February 11, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    I would be interested in this.

  2. Erin February 11, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    I really need to start more science instruction in my homeschool. Right now we mainly do science by reading books. I am a certified teacher and have 4 kids ages 8 to 1 1/2 and am teaching my 8, 6, and 4 year old during our "school time". I blog at

  3. Joyce February 21, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    I currently homeschool two boys ages 12 & 14. They enjoy hands on science and we have been lacking in this area this year. We would love to review this product along with blogging about.

  4. Amanda March 2, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Our current science curriculum is drab! I have one 7 yr old who is reading at a 4th grade level and loves Science. Unfortunately, his current curriculum does not provide any hands on experimenting and is severly lacking in material. I would love the chance to review this book. We are in the process of trying to find something more fun and challenging at the moment already.

    • esther March 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

      Amanda, do you have a blog?

  5. esther March 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    These all sound like good candidates! I’m still getting the word out and will let you know soon who I will choose to review the book! Thanks ladies!

  6. Carrie March 4, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    I am interested… I have 6 kids. 4 are homeschooling (ages 5, 8, 10, 12).

    • esther March 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

      Busy lady! Thanks for volunteering!

  7. lisa March 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    I’d like the chance to check out this curriculum. I’m homeschooling a kindergartener.We aren’t currently following a science curriculum per se, just studying things sort of randomly as they come up. I like the idea of something more systematic, but still fun and age appropriate. I could commit to doing several of the activities, as per the requirements stated above. I blog at Cheerios Underfoot:
    Thanks for your consideration.

  8. Karen Meadows June 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    I actually think I might have missed out on this, but I am going to try! I homeschool an upcoming High School Senior, an upcoming 5th grader, upcoming 3rd grader, 2 upcoming 1st graders and an upcoming k5….. We have an active but productive group. I have been looking for a multi-level hands on science curriculum and I am interested in this program. Let me know if you need a tester!

    • esther June 12, 2013 at 7:22 am #

      Yes Karen, good try, but no longer offering review copies, I may post the book electronically in the future for sale. We’ll be using portions in our own homeschool!

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