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The book of totally irresponsible science
Stand back! Genius at work! Encase your little bother in a giant soap bubble. Drop mentos into a bottle of diet soda and stand back as a geyser erupts. Launch a rocket made from a film canister. Here are 64 amazing experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink. Giant air cannons. Home-made lightning. Marshmallows on steroids. Matchbox microphones. There’s even an introduction to alchemy. (Not sure what that is? Think “medieval wizard.”) None of the experiments requires special training, and all use stuff found in the kitchen or in the garden shed. You’d be irresponsible not to try them. ATTENTION, PARENTS: Yes, your kids may need your help with a few experiments. And yes, sometimes it may get a tad messy. But it’s not pure mayhem. The balloon rocket whizzing through the garden? It demonstrates Newton’s Third Law of Motion. That chunk of potato launched across the kitchen from a tube? Welcome to Boyle’s Law. Every experiment demonstrated real science, at its most memorable.--
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Includes index.
Core concerns: Cola geyser -- Backyard vesuvius -- Sandwich-bag bomb -- Flameproof balloon -- Beacon from Atlantis -- Can you hold, please? -- Harnessing the elements: Homemade lightning -- Heavy weather? -- Static electricity slime -- Giant air cannon -- Burning ice -- Food for thought: Bacon smokescreen -- Potato gun -- Frankenstein's hand -- Egg bungee jump -- Turning milk to stone -- Iron breakfast cereal -- Electric spoon -- Kick-start ice cream -- Reinforced rice -- Eggs in the nude -- Marshmallows on steroids? -- Vanishing milk -- Straw through a potato? -- Give peas a chance -- Egg in a bottle -- Sandwich in a jar -- Super salt -- Carrot first aid -- How moving: Antigravity water -- Film canister rocket -- Tennis ball moon bounce -- Dancing mothballs -- CD hovercraft -- Two-stage rocket -- A lot of hot air: Hovering ball -- Viking funeral -- Bold little ball -- Unpoppable balloon -- Clinking cola -- Tea bag hot-air balloon -- Last straw -- Balloon power -- 100% Natural: Pond-life pals -- Rubber chicken bone -- Solid liquid -- Self-seal sandwich bag -- Roses are red? -- Runaway plant -- Sunny exposure -- Do-it-yourself blubber -- Mad science: My cup overfloweth -- Bottomless pit -- Matchbox microphone -- Non-leak leak -- Shocking truth -- Balloon banshee -- Bubble child -- Overcoming gravity -- Magic napkin -- Cash or charge -- Non-drip document -- Introduction to Alchemy -- Good head for lights -- Last words: -- At a glance: Time requirements for your favorite experiments -- Totally irresponsible notes.
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xv, 205 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Workman Pub.,
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New York : Workman Pub., ©2008.
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