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Let's Try It Out in the Air:
Hands-On Early-Learning Science Activities

Let's Try It Out in the Air contains fun-filled activities that encourage young children to use familiar and safe objects found in their homes or classrooms to make observations about how things work. Whether keeping balloons up in the air with a game of volleyball, or pretending to set up a campsite by making a tent out of a sheet, children will be entertained while they discover basic science concepts.

In this innovative series for young children, acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon and Nicole Fauteux encourage children to explore the world around them as they play. Each book contains tips for parents and caregivers on how to create positive learning experiences for even the littlest of scientists.

Charming and lively illustrations by New York Times best-selling illustrator Doug Cushman ensure that the Let’s Try It Out series is as much fun to look at as it is to try out.

School Library Journal Review

PreSchool-Grade 2. These series titles offer fun-filled activities to use as introductions to basic scientific principles. Each book contains notes to parents, teachers, and child-care providers about the types of activities incorporated, readily available materials needed, and working with children to help them make observations with their "bodies and senses."

Typically, the titles ask readers to imagine a particular scene, such as being at the beach or outside on a windy day. A series of questions then follows along with some clearly written information and suggestions for simple experiments. For instance, Air challenges readers to see how long they can keep a balloon moving by blowing underneath it. Cheerful drawings of ethnically diverse youngsters complement the texts by effectively illustrating the concepts and activities.

Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY