Saturday, June 8, 2024

Review: Science Art and Drawing Games for Kids: 35+ Fun Art Projects to Build Amazing Science Skills by Karyn Tripp

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it


In Science Art and Drawing Games for Kids, you’ll find an amazing collection of more than 35 hands-on art activities that make learning about science fun. 

Written by Karyn Tripp, author of Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids and creator of the popular educational blog, the book guides children ages 8 and up through hands-on activities that explore an engaging variety of art and craft techniques and science concepts, including:

Energy & Motion. Create art, toys, and sculptures that spin, flap, and climb.

Electricity & Magnetism. Make special light-up greeting cards, and use magnets to create abstract paintings and solve mazes.

Living Science. Craft tiny terrariums, create plantable seed paper, and make your own paints using natural materials.

Chemical Reactions. Create exploding paintballs, grow a garden of crystal flowers, and learn to make plastic out of milk.

Color & Light. Combine shaving cream and food coloring to make marbled paper, use the sun to print on paper and fabric, and make an awesome kaleidoscope from scratch.
Take a creative path to studying science with Science Art and Drawing Games for Kids!

My Review

So much art and science fun! These projects are perfect mini-science lessons with hands-on creativity. I loved the wide variety of concepts, materials, and techniques. It would be easy to add on some science and art history to give a deeper understanding. Most of these projects seem like they would be best for small groups or individual families, especially the ones that require special or unique supplies. I plan on doing the Neuron Blow Paintings with my third grade class of 26 students and can't wait to see the colors and patterns they make!

Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

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