Youíd be surprised at how many kids ask me this question. The simple answer is, no. Your teacher wants you to research, learn or understand a scientific concept and having me do this work isnít going to help you.
Leslie Johnstone is my best friend and my writing partner. When I say, ďweĒ, I mean ďLeslie and me. LeslieĒ. LJ as she is known by her family, is the department head of science at a large high school. We are a team and work on the books together.
There can be many reasons why an activity didnít work. Make sure you have used the correct materials, followed all the instructions and have not substituted any items. If you are doing an activity that involves batteries, check to see if the batteries are fresh. Try the activity again, just in case you missed a step or didnít follow the instructions.
Because our books are published in different countries, formulas or strengths of certain items may not be the same. An example of this was when the manufacturer of the laxative changed their formula so that the color changing part of the experiment no longer worked.
I have two kids and Leslie has three kids. Thus far none have pursued science as careers. My eldest child was the department head of a movie and did the 3-d CAD design and laser cutting of the miniature sets, then supervised the construction of these sets. When she is not doing movies she is a specialized CAD drafter working with architects and Realtors. My son is a real estate agent.
Leslieís eldest child is in university studying history. Her other two kids are in high school.
We love writing science books and the people who publish books contact us for projects. I have done other kinds of activity books including books on balloon creations, marbles and yo-yos. I have written an adult book that has not been published, and am working on a young adult book. Leslie and I have written a graphic novel.
I owned a toy store in Vancouver called, Einsteinís the Science Centre, and I used to run science classes and science birthday parties. A wonderful representative from John Wiley and Sons came to visit me one day and asked if I could write. I told her I could and my first book, Projects for a Healthy Planet was a success. Other publishers then asked me to write and design for them.