A super collection of easy biology experiments to conduct at home with plants, animals, and the human body. For each, the author gives the purpose, materials needed, step-by-step directions, results, and a concluding paragraph headed ""Why?"" Clear, helpful illustrations of racially varied boys and girls appear on each page. Specialized terms like ""auxin,"" ""hilum"" and ""cones"" are italicized in the text, then briefly explained in the glossary. Experiments are simple, safe, and make use of readily available household items. Living things are handled with care: e.g, earthworm experiments explore whether worms can smell with either end or respond to different colored lights. A worthwhile purchase. Index not seen.