Crazy for Science with Carmelo the Science Fellow

Carmelo Piazza and Jim Buckley

$ 19.95

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ISBN: 9781576876824

Children / Science / 6-9 years
8 x 9 inches
96 pages

Available February 2015

A hands-on science book packed with fun experiments from rockstar science educator Carmelo the Science Fellow!

Designed to encourage kids’ natural love of science from an early age, this book promotes scientific observation, exploration, and analysis in a way that little kids can get excited about–through do-it-yourself experiments! Each chapter introduces a different branch of science, including biology, chemistry, and physics through kid-friendly experiments–all of which are linked to science curriculum requirements for grades K through 3.

Each experiment includes an introductory question, complete materials list, step-by-step instructions, and Carmelo’s characteristic kid-tested jokes–and is accompanied by full-color photos. The experiments utilize common materials typically found around the house. A little bit of help from a grown-up is recommended, and encourages family science time.

“With his exuberant personality, emphasizing humor above all, Mr. Piazza has earned the reputation as the archetypal cool teacher among the younger set.”–The New York Times

“Since getting tons of buzz for his goofball approach to science, Boerum Hill resident Carmelo Piazza has seen demand for his summer camps, kids’ classes and birthday parties soar.”–Time Out Kids NY

Carmelo “the Science Fellow” Piazza has been teaching science for more than 16 years, and has become locally famous for his signature high-energy, funny, charismatic style. Carmelo’s afterschool and summer camp programs are so popular that parents line up overnight in frigid February temperatures to ensure their little ones a spot! In 2013, Carmelo opened New York City’s first Preschool of Science in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn–the 2014 class is already full. Carmelo’s series of science experiment videos are popular on YouTube, and he is developing a television show. Carmelo has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in environmental science.

Jim Buckley is the author of more than 25 books for kids, and has contributed hundreds of articles to dozens of national magazines. Formerly editor of two national children’s magazines, Jim was also senior editor with NFL Publishing and editorial projects manager for Sports Illustrated. Jim lives in San Diego, CA.

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