"The Little Scientist" encourages young children to view the world around them as a giant experiment in progress, to explore their surroundings - be they classrooms, homes, backyards, or playgrounds - in search of knowledge about how and why their environment works. The activities and projects in this book take advantage of the natural curiosity in all children, encouraging them to become physically involved in the learning process. Jean Stangl's collection of experiments include learning how to: measure temperature; make new colours; grow and cook food; recycle garbage; care for small animals; set up an aquarium; generate energy; study insects; detect moisture in the air; and more. It is designed to serve as a resource for teachers and others who work with young children, to be used in the classroom or on the playground. These experiments require only simple and inexpensive materials and very little time to complete. They are specially designed to help young children develop the observational and reasoning skills they will need to become successful students.