Young scientists will love these 64 daring experiments which use common household ingredients and equipment.
Experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink! From Marshmallows on Steroids to Home-Made Lightning, the Sandwich Bag Bomb to Giant Air Cannon, The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science will awaken kids' curiosity while demonstrating scientific principles like osmosis, air pressure, and Newton's Third Law of Motion.
Entries are categorized into seven chapters according to scientific theme and are written in a simple-to-follow recipe format. each includes a detailed explanation of the scientific principle involved and a "Take Care!" section with special tips. The book's design and illustrations recall the pulp fiction look of science magazines from the days when space travel was still considered sci-fi, while the author's voice is wry and a bit conspiratorial. He assumes his readers are clever and never coddles them. Drop Mentos into a bottle of diet soda and stand back as a geyser erupts! Launch a rocket made from a film canister! Encase your little brother in a giant soap bubble!
For young scientists—and the young at heart—this book is a blast. Literally. Click on the video below for a sneak peek!
Size: 5.75" x 9.5" x 1". 205 pages.