Tinkerlab: A Hands on Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley
I've been a fan of Rachelle's for many years. I first found her online via her then blog "Tinkerlab". She's one of the originals in my books, and has lead workshops all over California for years. This book shows her knowledge of art-lead learning, open ended experimentation, and is truly authentic in it's outcomes.
" Design, build, concoct and discover 55 creative experiments for curious kids! Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test and play - and learn a great deal in the process through problem solving and hands-on experiments. From art making to simple robot building, magic potion testing, and nature exploration, this book is about creative experiments, in all feilds, that help kids explore the world. Perfect for young children up to age 6."