This lively and engaging series is similar in design to the highly successful and popular Simple Machines in My Makerspace.
Children will enjoy this fascinating series, which uses the principles of Makerspace to Simple text describes the observable properties of materials, and gives readers the tools they need to compare and contrast those properties. Readers are then provided with strategies to start their own creative projects using the ideas they have learned. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.
Changing Matter in my Makerspace explores the properties of liquids and solids, and how these properties change between states of matter.
Exploring Materials in my Makerspace introduces the properties of different materials, such as wood, paper, and plastic.
Testing Materials in my Makerspace describes how the properties of materials, such as transparency and buoyancy, relate to their uses.
Discover how mixing and separating can result in new states of matter, substances, and materials with differing properties in Mixing and Separating Materials in my Makerspace.
Joining Materials in my Makerspace explores how objects made of many pieces can be disassembled to make new objects, and how the properties of those objects can be observed.
Shaping Materials in my Makerspace examines how natural and human-made materials are shaped for their purposes, and how the properties of those materials support their purpose.
Text, illustrations, content and project difficulty targets middle primary students to encourage both independent and collaborative scientific investigations. Content addresses the primary levels of the Australian Science Curriculum to specifically explore the Chemical Sciences strand.
Available from INT Books for schools and libraries across Australia.