book cover of The Science Explorer

The Science Explorer

Family Science Experiments from the World's Favourite Hands-on Museum
A non fiction book by

The Exploratorium in San Francisco is "a museum of science, art, and human perception founded in 1969 by physicist Frank Oppenheimer. The mission of the Exploratorium is to create innovative learning environments, programs, and tools for exploration that help people of all ages, origins, and geographic locations use their natural curiosity to learn about the world around them." And if you've ever been there, you know that this ambitious mission statement is fulfilled in spades. It is an extraordinary place that I try to visit every time I go to San Francisco.

This delightful book allows you to create your own Exploratorium at home. It's got loads of experiments that, in the best Exploratorium tradition, are fun and highly educational (as an aside, by following one of the exercises, I was able to make a styrofoam airplane that looks suspiciously like the Books logo--and it flies!). Highly Recommended for the curious and playful of any age.

Used availability for Ellen Klages's The Science Explorer

Hardback Editions

October 1999 : USA Library Binding

Title: Science Explorer
Author(s): Pat Murphy
ISBN: 0-613-05837-2 / 978-0-613-05837-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bt Bound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: The Science Explorer: The Best Family Activities and Experiments from the World's Favorite Hands-On Science Museum
Author(s): Pat Murphy, Ellen Klages, Linda Shore, Exploratorium (Organization)
ISBN: 0-8050-4536-8 / 978-0-8050-4536-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Owl Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU