Crazy for Science with Carmelo the Science Fellow (Hardcover)

Crazy for Science with Carmelo the Science Fellow By Carmelo Piazza, James Buckley, Chad Geran (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Ahands-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 arelinked 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 illustrations. 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

About the Author

Carmelo "the Science Fellow" Piazzahas 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--a second branch opens in Fall 2015, with plans for continued expansion. 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 Buckleyis the author of more than 100 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 Santa Barbara, CA.

Chad Geran is an illustrator, designer, artist, writer, and speaker. Chad creates fun, thoughtful illustrations for children's books, greeting cards, animation, branding and visual identities, workshops, advertising, and more. With a style that combines a light-hearted approach with sophisticated intelligence, Chad delivers simple, approachable illustrations with unmistakable depth. He lives in Regina, Canada with his wife and three kids. Visit to see more of Chad’s work.

Praise For…

"Sidebars offer additional related information, and Piazza’s enthusiasm (and steady deployment of jokes) should easily spark readers’ interest in learning more about the way the world works."
Publishers Weekly 

"I’m so pleased with the book that I’m declaring Carmelo, James, and Chad all honorary Geek Dads for this amazing resource they’ve created for geek dads (and geek kids) everywhere." 
- GeekDad 

"I was shocked at how many materials I actually had on hand . . . Everyone in the audience—my 6-year-old, 3-year-old and myself—was impressed."
- Brooklyn Based

"Carmelo's book has many . . . fun science experiments to try at home."
- Pragmatic Mom

"Crazy for Science with Carmelo the Science Fellow by Carmelo Piazza and James Buckley Jr with illustrations by Chad Geran (be sure to check out Chad's board book, Oh, Baby!) is by far the BEST science experiment book for kids I have seen in my two decades of children's book selling and parenting."
- Books 4 Your Kids 

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781576876824
ISBN-10: 1576876829
Publisher: POW! Kids Books
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English